Buhari has expressed confidence that his political colleagues would not forsake him when he steps office on May 29, 2023.
Speaking at the FEC’s valedictory session and meeting with State House staff on Wednesday, the President was quoted in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, as saying he hopes Daura does not become too distant “because I am no longer Mr. President.”
Buhari thanked cabinet members and other personnel for working closely with him despite numerous difficulties and hardships, and for preserving the synergy that resulted in many accomplishments.
I am glad to say that we gave it our all, he remarked.
We have disagreed on numerous matters over the course of our seven and a half years together, spanning from our newest addition to the team’s oldest members. I encourage us to recognize that those opinions were taken for the greater good, and no one should hold grudges or carry these disagreements forward.
For those of us who will not be directly involved in government, and I know I am one of them, I ask that we continue to provide our support, in whatever way we can, if called upon by our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), which provided us with a platform to stand on, and we must continue to support it in any way we can, he added.
The President said that he is looking forward to the next part of his life, taking care of his cattle, and thanked God for everything his government has accomplished.
I also appreciate God for giving us strength and keeping us together.
I want to see a large number of you, demonstrating that Daura has not gotten too distant since I am no longer Mr President.
I’ll also be relieved to be able to do many of the things I haven’t been able to do since May 29th, 2015, including my favorite activity of caring for my cattle.
I wish everyone the best of luck and hope to hear good news whenever our names are mentioned. Thank you very much, and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he concluded.