President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will work harder in his second term, which he described as his “last lap” to address the challenges facing the country.
He added that he would not let Nigerians down.
The president gave the assurance when he met with the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), when they paid him a congratulatory visit in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday.
Buhari, who was declared winner of the February 23 presidential election, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having polled 15,191,847 to defeat his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 11,262,978 votes, said: “This is my last lap, I will try to work harder. I assure you, I will not let you down.
“I’m very appreciative of this visit, especially when I have seen some of my seniors, some of my colleagues and a couple of my juniors, among the team.
“This reminds me of the good old days when we were in the military.
“Actually, nobody dropped from the sky.
“For the Arewa Consultative Forum to identify with me, having come from this geo-political zone, I’m very much appreciative of this.
“I’m very pleased with the address of the chairman, who reminded me of the undertaking we made, basically on the three important things my party campaigned on and succeeded.”
Buhari recalled how the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) facilitated his victory in 2015, and reiterated his earlier promise.
“This is my last lap and I will try to work even harder than I did. I assure you, I will not let you down, I will do my best and I will pray to God, my best will be good enough.
“I thank you very much, indeed.”