… I am leaving behind an electoral process that guarantees that votes count, results are credible.
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the best candidate among all the candidates that contested the 2023 Presidential election.
President Buhari, who stated this during his farewell speech to the nation on Sunday, said for electing Tinubu, Nigerians have chosen well.
While congratulating Tinubu for the realization of his dream of becoming the president of Nigeria, Buhari noted that Tinubu’s dream of leading this nation was propelled by his burning passion to put Nigeria amongst the leading nations of the world.
“To my brother, friend, and fellow worker in the political terrain for the past ten years, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I congratulate you on the realisation of your dream, which was propelled by a burning passion to put Nigeria amongst the leading nations of the world,” Buhari said.
Buhari said, “Tinubu’s passion for excellence and his reliance on competence, as well as his commitment to equity, loyalty, and his desire for Nigeria to be globally relevant, would help him to make the country better than he meant it.
“You have indeed worked for this day and God has crowned your efforts. I have no doubt that your passion for excellence, reliance on competence, fairness in relationships, commitment to equity, loyalty to the country, and desire for Nigeria to be globally relevant would come through for you, under God’s guidance, as you lead our country to levels higher that I am leaving.
“You are the best candidate among all the contestants and Nigerians have chosen well,” Buhari said.
Buhari noted that he was tired of watching the country progressively moving away from the path of correctness, adding that he is leaving behind the electoral process which guarantees that votes count, results are credible, elections are fair and transparent with the influence of money in politics reduced to the barest minimum.
“This high expectation was not misplaced because, like the ordinary Nigerian, I had grown tired of watching the country progressively moving away from the path of correctness.”
“To ensure that our democracy remains resilient, and our elected representatives remain accountable to the people, I am leaving behind an electoral process which guarantees that votes count, results are credible, elections are fair and transparent and the influence of money in politics reduced to the barest minimum. And Nigerians can elect leaders of their choice.
“We are already seeing the outcome of this process as it provided an even playing field where persons without any political God-Father or access to money defeated other well-resourced candidates,” Buhari remarked.