2019: ‘This Will Be My Last Election’ – Buhari Promises The Obvious

2019: ‘This Will Be My Last Election’ – Buhari Promises The Obvious

By Wires | The Trent on February 11, 2019
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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari leaves after addressing delegates at the start of a conference to tackle corruption at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London on May 11, 2016. Buhari is traveling to the U.K. for a medical checkup, the second time in a year that he has sought treatment in Britain. | Getty Images

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, February 10, 2019, promised Nigerians that the February 16 presidential poll would be the last he will take part in.

In his speech to royal fathers and traditional rulers at Government House, Abuja, President Buhari vowed that the coming election will be his fifth and last, adding that after it, he will not be contesting again, Vanguard reports.

Moreover, he urged the traditional heads to do their utmost to eliminate kidnapping and banditry in their regions, adding that he was disappointed upon learning that some of the crimes reported are committed by persons close to them.

The president said: “We are determined to defend the nation and its people. We are disappointed with some of the things going on.

You are responsible for the security of your neighborhood. Being close to your people, you know them. You are still relevant. I am sorry this has extended to some of your families.

“More security is not good news, but we must do something to secure our environment.” President Buhari praised the boldness and valour of security agencies, saying “you know what we have achieved.

“You had one who styled himself as Buharin Daji, the Buhari of the forests, claiming to be in charge and not I at the centre. He is no more, and by my surviving him, you now know who is stronger.”

He remarked that this will be his fifth and final election since “a second term is what the constitution allows, and I will not abuse the constitution.”

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