Buhari urges Nigerians in diaspora to support Tinubu government
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians in the diaspora to support President-elect, Bola Tinubu, who will succeed him after leaving office in May.
Buhari said this on Tuesday in Doha, Qatar, where he had a town hall meeting with Nigerians in the Asian country.
Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu in a statement said Buhari noted that his administration has set a legacy of credible, transparent and fair elections which will conclude on Saturday, March 11 with the governorship and state assembly elections.
He urged the Nigerians to “support the incoming government of Tinubu so that Nigeria will continue to be the beacon of hope and prosperity in our continent and an example for other African countries to emulate.”
Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Council (APC) candidate, won the presidential election on Saturday, February 25 ahead of Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).
He polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat fellow contenders – Atiku who polled 6,984,520 votes, Obi had 6,101,533 votes and candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Rabiu Kwankwaso with 1,496,687 votes.
Buhari acknowledged the noble roles that Nigerians in the Diaspora all over the world have been playing in the development of Nigeria.
He added that his administration had approved a National Diaspora Policy and supported Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) to develop programmes that enable them to contribute to national development.