President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked Nigerians for supporting him during his difficult days.
The outgoing leader expressed his appreciation in a broadcast to citizens, as he bows out of office.
“I cannot and will not forget the millions who prayed for me during my illness in my first tenure of office. I am constantly praying for you and for Nigeria to thrive in peace,” the President stated.
He said he has had an exciting experience in the last eight years as he supervised the affairs of the nation.
“The last eight years have been an exciting experience in my desire and commitment to see a Nigeria in which public goods and services are available and accessible within a united, peaceful and secure nation.
“Fellow Nigerians, on the strength of your overwhelming support for me and my political party, I started this journey with a great deal of promise and expectation from you. I never intended to be just politically correct but to do the correct things that will make a meaningful impact on the lives of the common Nigerians.
“I also want to use this opportunity to express my appreciation to a good number of Nigerians who provided their support and encouragement to help me navigate the exciting journey in moving Nigeria forward,” he said.
The President said he was happy that Nigerians made the right choice for his successor, urging them to support the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
“You are the best candidate among all the contestants and Nigerians have chosen well,” he said.