ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked Nigerians for their tolerance in the last eight years he has been President.
President Buhari stated this when residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, paid him Sallah homage, on Friday.
He asked those he may have hurt in the course of doing his constitutional duties to forgive him.
The President said he was counting his days to leave the office and cannot wait to retire to his Daura home town, adding that his home is eight kilometres to Niger Republic.
He noted that he got all he asked of God and would quietly retire home.
“Thank you for tolerating me. I consider myself lucky to have been a governor, minister, head of state and now President for two terms,” he said.
He also commended residents of the FCT for being tolerant hosts, saying: “I can’t wait to go home. I deliberately arranged to be as far away as possible from you people.”
Buhari recalled how he lost elections three times and ended up at the Supreme Court, noting that it was technology through the Permanent Voters Card, PVC, that came to his rescue in 2015.
He was sworn in as the President on 29 May 2015 for a four-year tenure.
He was re-elected and inaugurated on 29 May, 2019 for another four year tenure.