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Forgive Buhari, Katsina residents urge Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari

Alex Omenye


The residents of Katsina State have appealed to Nigerians to forgive former president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).


Premium Politics reported that Buhari who handed over to President Bola Tinubu on Monday after eight years departed for Daura, Kastina State shortly after the handing over ceremony.


While welcoming Buhari, the residents appealed to Nigerians to forgive him for any offence committed in the discharge of his duties as President.


The appeal came from the Daura Emirate Council under the leadership of the Emir of Daura, HRH Umar Umar, who organised a colourful Durbar festival to welcome Buhari.


Two of the residents namely Lawal Ado and Umaru Yusuf expressed delight to receive their son back home after eight years away.


“We are very very happy that he is back. You know to rule Nigeria is not an easy thing. For somebody to rule Nigeria for eight years and come back home safely, and soundly, one should thank Allah. So, we thank Allah for him and we are very happy for him,” Lawal said.


“The reason we organised this Durbar for him is to show him that his people are still with him and we love him 100 percent, is a human being. What he has done he has done, he can’t complete the job, so we are appealing to Nigerians, if there is anything he has done that is out of place, please forgive him. He is a human being.”


The Durbar kicked off from the main Daura Township Road, stopped at the famous Kangiwa Square in the ancient city of Daura, Katsina North.


The event was attended by high ranking individuals which included the new governor of the state, Dikko Radda; the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum; the Emir of Katsina, HRH Abdulmumini Usman; the former Chief of Staff to the ex-president, Ibrahim Gambari; the former Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika.


Others in attendance were the wife of the former president, Aisha Buhari; families, friends, and well-wishers among others.

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