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Buhari overlooks polls’ outcome, pledges adequate security for Abuja residents

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•Lauds Osinbajo again for dedication to service
Waving the outcome of the February 23, 2019 general election which went in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged adequate security for the residents.

During a Sallah homage yesterday in Abuja by inhabitants of the city, led by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Christian Ohaa, the president explained that he did not have a choice than to ensure the safety of all in the nation’s capital.

Buhari joked: “I have just spoken to the senator on my left (Philip Aduda) and I told him that his constituency did not vote for me. So I was very pleased that when they made the arrangement, they put him very far way from me.”

According to the president, “to make FCT secure is to make myself sand the vice president secure too.”

He charged his aides to exhibit exemplary leadership in order not to make his government unpopular.
The Nigerian leader thanked the citizenry for their votes and identification with him since he started contested for the nation’s topmost office in 2003.

He commended his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for his dedication, noting: “The vice president works very hard without being heard.”

Buhari submitted: “I want to appreciate the number two man of the country because he knows what we are going through very quietly. I am very pleased that you came with this very powerful constituency.”

Also speaking, Osinbajo stated that Nigeria was at the threshold of greatness, congratulating his boss on the end of Ramadan, a period he said, was solemn.


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