President Muhammadu Buhari has sent strong message to his supporters and Nigerians, promising to represent the interests of all Nigerians irrespective of their political affiliations, ethnicity or religion.
The president declared this in his inaugural speech before a jubilant crowd at the Eagles Square, Abuja, yesterday, May 29, Leadership reports.
Buhari said he intends to keep his oath and serve as president to all Nigerians, emphasizing that he belongs to everybody and not to any particular person.
He also allayed fears that he would seize the opportunity given him to settle old scores with perceived enemies, noting that the past was gone.
“A few people have privately voiced fears that on coming back to office I shall go after them. These fears are groundless. There will be no paying off old scores. The past is prologue,” he said.
The president admitted that the challenges bedeviling Nigeria were many, but added that the country was able to overcome its many problems. He said his administration would take immediate action to fix the many challenges facing the country.
There have been suggestions in some quarters that corrupt leaders will immediately run away from Nigeria the moment Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as president.
Back in February, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, vowed to go into exile if Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election.