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President Buhari says Nigerians will defend democracy against real or perceived threats

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that the future of democracy as a system of government in the country is bright.

In a message signed by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president noted that as he prepares to leave office in a little over a month, he feels satisfied and duly assured that Nigerians will defend the system against all threats.

Speaking to reporters shortly after observing the Eid prayer, marking the end of the 30-day Ramadan fasting by Muslims, President Buhari said:

“Nigerians appreciate the stability of democracy. The outcome of the elections, in which more than ten governors failed to make it to the Senate, sent a clear message that ordinary Nigerians know the power of their votes and how to use it.

“Nigerians cherish democracy. They have shown their love for it and will defend it against real or perceived threats. They will continue to vote one way or the other depending on their preferences,” he stated.

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President Buhari assured that the May 29th handover date remains sacrosanct.

“God willing, nothing will stop it,” he added.

On his plans after leaving office, the President said he feels fulfilled that God made it possible for him to serve two terms of four years each and looks forward to an orderly handover.

“I thank God for what He has done for me personally and for what He has enabled us to achieve.”

“I am looking forward to returning to my town and being as far away as I can from Abuja so that the incoming President will have the time and space to take decisions without my distracting him,” the statement quoted Buhari as saying.

(omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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