President-elect Bola Tinubu has warned outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari to always expect knocks on his door, regardless of whether Buhari moves to his hometown in Daura, Katsina State, or the Niger Republic after Monday’s inauguration.
This was mentioned by Tinubu during his Thursday address at the investiture ceremony in Abuja.
He stated, “Expect knocks on your door whether you travel to Daura, Niger Republic, or any other location.”
He continued, “I am a modest man who enjoys the support and goodwill of the Nigerian people. People have placed their faith in us. You have done your bit, Mr. President.
“Now, that great responsibility falls to me. I comprehend the significance of the honour bestowed upon me today and the responsibilities that lie ahead. I must complete this race successfully. On security, the economy, agriculture, employment, education, health, and all other fronts, we must make progress. People deserve nothing less. I will neither disappoint them nor you, Mr. President.”
Tinubu’s arrival comes just days after President Muhammadu Buhari stated that he would seek refuge in the neighbouring Niger Republic if he was disturbed or there was unrest after he departed office on May 29, 2023.
On Monday, May 29, President Buhari would transfer authority to “President-elect” Tinubu.
Earlier, the president expressed confidence in Tinubu’s ability to maintain the integrity of his governance.
Buhari stated on Monday at the Presidential Fleet Review 2023, held at the Naval Dockyard Limited, Victoria Island, Lagos, that the next administration would maintain the relationship he had with the Nigerian Navy by providing support when necessary.
The President had stated, “I have no doubt that the incoming administration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu will continue my administration’s current pace of providing the Navy with the necessary support to effectively carry out its assigned missions.”
“I anticipate that this will translate into the actual capacity to dominate Nigeria’s maritime environment and secure its vast resources for the socioeconomic development of our great nation.”