Tinubu visits Buhari in Daura, president promises orderly handover

aef buhari and tinubu
aef buhari and tinubu

Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, paid a thank-you visit to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, in his home town, Daura, Katsina State.

Speaking about the purpose of the visit, Tinubu said “I came to present the certificate of return to him (Buhari) as the party leader and commend his efforts in supporting democracy in Africa.

“This is the largest democracy in Africa and he couldn’t have done any better. We are lucky there is no incident, there is no accident, and no matter how provocative a defeat is, we still have to tolerate it because we are democrats and we are trying to build a nation.”

He described Buhari as a loyal party leader who was willing and committed to transfer power peacefully.

Tinubu said “Well, the calmness and commitment and the fact that after voting, he taught us again, dedication to our party by displaying his ballot papers, loyalty to the party and being ready to create a future for all of us.

“And no matter how tempting the problem of democracy is, he is following the process, building a successor and ready to hand over peacefully, you know in Africa it’s a big deal you know,” Tinubu added.

The former Lagos State Governor  said he had received countless congratulatory messages from world leaders, including French President, Emmanuel Macron.

Earlier, Buhari had assured Nigerians that he would work closely with Tinubu’s team to ensure an “orderly handover of power.”

He also urged the aggrieved parties to take their complaints “to the courts, not to the streets.”