‘Pardon Me’: Buhari Appeals To ‘Hurt’ Nigerians, Reflects On Past Eight Years…

Written by on April 21, 2023

Thirty-eight days to his exit from office, President Muhammadu Buhari has pleaded with Nigerians whom he must have hurt in the course of his duties to forgive him.

The President also thanked Nigerians for tolerating him in the last eight years while he steered the affairs of the nation.

He spoke on Friday at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, during his final Sallah homage by residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello.

Buhari hailed democracy as the best form of government, saying that without it, he could not have become president after already serving as military Head of State.

He said he considered the Sallah celebration as a good coincidence to say goodbye and to “thank you for tolerating me for eight years.”

He reassured the nation that nothing would stop the May 29 handover date to the next administration.

The President had earlier joined other Muslim faithful to perform the Eid el-Fitr prayer on the parade ground of the Mambilla Barracks.

Buhari, who arrived on the ground around 9:10 am, was accompanied by some of his family members and personnel aides.

Others at the prayer ground included some members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), security chiefs, heads of paramilitary organisations and government officials.

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