May 29 Handover date remains sacrosanct – Buhari insists
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on April 24, 2023
President Muhammadu Buhari has again expressed his readiness to welcome Tinubu to the State House as President, assuring that the May 29 handover date to a new administration remained sacrosanct.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Buhari gave the assurance in the course of the week while exchanging Eid greetings in a phone call to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with incoming President, Sen. Bola Tinubu.
Buhari and Tinubu thanked God for seeing the day and prayed for the stability and the wellbeing of the nation.
The Nigerian leader, who had earlier observed the Eid-el-Fitr prayers in Abuja, fielded questions from newsmen, assuring that democracy has a bright future in Nigeria.
The president later hosted residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), led by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, where he asked for pardon from those he might have hurt while discharging his duties as President while serving his two terms (2015 – 2023).
This year’s Sallah Homage marks Buhari’s final outing as President on a Sallah Day, before handing over on May 29.