By Teslim Olawore
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday 11 March 2019, in Daura has said that he would want to be remembered as a leader who kept his word that elections in Nigeria must be free, fair and credible.
He said this while receiving Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, who came to visit him and also to formally inform president Buhari of his election victory in last Saturday’s governorship poll. The president commended Nigerians who listened to his pre-election appeals to cast their votes peacefully.
The president described last Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections across the country as largely successful.
President Buhari said, ‘‘I have maintained a position that elections must be free and fair and people have the right to make their choices and vote their consciences. I am happy they understood the message and did just that.
‘‘Power is a public trust that belongs to the people. Power is not by strength or wisdom but by Providence. Elected persons must be fair and just. This is the legacy I want to leave behind. A leader must be fair and just. All leaders should strive to do that.’’
Governor Masari, accompanied by members and officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State, showed gratitude to the president and the party for the support giving to him which led to his decisive victory on at the polls.
The governor however, pledged to work for the good of the people of Katsina State, in line with the vision of the APC government at the centre.