Pardon me, Buhari begs Nigerians, celebrates last Eid-el-Fitr as President

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to forgive him especially those he may have hurt in the course of discharging his duties as President during his eight-year tenure.

Buhari spoke to guests at the Eid-el-Fitr event in Abuja to mark his final Sallah outing as Nigeria’s President.

He said, “I dared the politicians and ended up at the Supreme Court three times. They laughed at me, and I responded, ‘God dey’. God sent technology to my rescue, with Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC). The fraudulent people became unemployed.

“It is good to reflect on what used to happen here, in FCT, especially on security. Security is not only about the North East, it also spread to the FCT and all over the country.

“Those who wanted to make our lives uncomfortable reached the FCT, and they have been marginalized.

“I have been counting the years. Democracy is good, otherwise how can someone come from one end of the country to rule for eight years. My home town, Daura, is about eight kilometres to Niger Republic.

“When the Minister of Interior wanted to shut down petrol stations ten kilometres from the border, there was a fuel station close to my house, and I pleaded if he could allow it to keep operating.

“I can’t wait to go home to Daura. If they make any noise to disturb me in Daura, I will leave for the Niger Republic. I deliberately arranged to be as far away as possible. I got what I wanted and will quietly retire to my home town.

“In spite of technology, it will not be easy to get to Daura.

“I think it is a good coincidence for me to say goodbye to you, and thank you for tolerating me for almost eight years.”