I Won’t Disappoint Nigerians – Tinubu
President-elect Bola Tinubu Promises Unwavering Commitment to Nigeria
The President-elect Bola Tinubu, said he will not disappoint the trust conferred upon him by the President, Muhammadu Buhari and millions of Nigerians.
He also affirmed that he understands the magnitude of the honour conferred upon him and the corresponding task ahead.
Tinubu made the promise on Thursday, in his acceptance speech after he was conferred with the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.
The vice-president-elect was also bestowed with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON)
Speaking after receiving the honour, Tinubu told President Muhammdu Buhari to “expect knocks” on his door.
“I understand the honour given to me today and the magnitude of the task ahead; whether you go to Daura or Niger Republic, expect knocks on your doors,” he said.
Tinubu also praised the outgoing president for honouring the late MKO Abiola, the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election.
“President Buhari, you have shown courage in taking tough decisions others avoided One such decision was to recognize the injustice of the annulment of the 1993 election, to designate June 12 as Democracy Day, and to bestow the nation’s highest honour on the late MKO Abiola,” Tinubu said.
“As much as anyone could, you reached back into history to set the record straight and heal a festering wound. The justice you did in this matter lends special meaning to today.
“I am a simple man who is the beneficiary of the support and goodwill of the people of Nigeria. The people have put their trust in us. You have done your part, Mr. President.
“Now, that great duty descends on me. I understand the meaning of the honour given to me today and of the task that awaits.
“I must run this race and must do it well. On security, the economy, agriculture, jobs, education, health and power and in all other sectors we must make headway. The people deserve no less. In this, I shall disappoint neither them nor you, Mr. President.”
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