The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, promised to sustain present administration’s efforts in enhancing security, transforming economy among others, while announcing three things he would do if elected President next year.
This is as he also assured the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of his commitment to honour his efforts and legacy after his tenure in 2023.
The former Lagos State governor made these promises when he delivered a goodwill message at the ongoing 3-day ministerial retreat for Ministers and Permanent Secretaries in Abuja on Tuesday.
He also praised praised the Buhari-led regime for creating lasting legacies for the country, declaring that the President set the country on the right path after years of maladministration.
Tinubu said he would be lucky as President, when elected, to be taking over from an administration that has performed greatly, promising to build on the lasting and enduring legacies.
“Rest assured that when the history of the Buhari era is correctly written, the verdict will be that you established a resilient yet deeply anchored foundation while also assembling the building blocks for a durable future of broadly-shared prosperity, peace, diverse growth, security and hope.
“Because of this, I am honored to have been given the baton to follow President Buhari as the standard bearer of our party and, hopefully, as the next president of our federal republic.
“Mr. President and members of his administration, may I state the following: If elected, I will give due honor to your efforts and to your legacy.
“I will work in the spirit of cordial unity and national purpose that informed the creation of our party and characterized the work of your government.
“Most importantly, that the ways and means of a Tinubu government will devoted to further protect and prosper the Nigerian people because our guiding principle will be to provide the best of progressive governance and reform to our beloved land. Consider these three promises to a positive outgrowth of your 9-point agenda,” he added.
Speaking on the theme, “Enhance Security, Fight Corruption, Transform the Economy’, Tinubu expressed joy that he had been part of the administration’s supporters from Day One.
He praised Buhari and his cabinet for not disappointing Nigerians who believed in them and gave them the mandate.
“Thank you, President Buhari and may I say thank you on behalf of all Nigerians to your entire administration, represented by all present today. We supported you before your first day in office. I will remain your friend and ally even after your final day at the job.
“I can say this because I know the vision you hold for Nigeria. It is a good and uplifting one. I know the level of patriotic dedication with which you have served this nation. I know the things you have achieved.
“May I say this to you and to your entire team: the things you have done are important and enduring. Try as they might, no one can take those achievements away from you. Yet, it is the fate of the selfless worker to labor too hard and too long to write his own story. He would rather accomplish things for good of all than to focus attention on himself,” he said.