The outgoing President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rted.), had on Sunday praised the President-elect, Asiwaju Tinubu on his victory in the last presidential election.
Buhari, who expressed this in his farewell message to the country, on Sunday, said Tinubu was the best among other presidential candidates.
“To my brother, friend and fellow worker in the political terrain for the past ten years – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu -, I congratulate you on the realization of your dream, which was propelled by a burning passion to put Nigeria amongst the leading nations of the world.
“You have indeed worked for this day and God has crowned your efforts. I do not doubt that your passion for excellence, reliance on competence, fairness in relationships, commitment to equity, loyalty to the country and desire for Nigeria to be globally relevant would come through for you, under God’s guidance, as you lead our country to levels higher that I am leaving.
“You are the best candidate among all the contestants and Nigerians have chosen well.
This is coming, following the end of his two-term of 8 years tenure as the Elected-President of Nigeria, which will come to an end on Monday 29th of May, 2023.
The President, who won the 2015 Presidential election, took over from the former President, Goodluck Jonathan on May 29, 2015, while also continuing his second term in office, from May 29, 2019, after winning the 2019 Presidential election with a landslide, on his re-election bid for a second term in office.
However, he will be handing over to a new Elected-President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who won the last February 25, Presidential election, at Eagle Square on Monday, May 29, 2023.
In his last address to the nation on Sunday, President Buhari, who appreciated Nigerians for their cooperation throughout his tenure, said his leaving behind a legacy of free and fair elections.