Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari stated that he would want to be remembered as a leader who kept his word that elections in Nigeria must be free, fair and credible.
The President’s spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, said in a statement in Abuja that Buhari has made this known when he received Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State at his private residence in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday.
Masari was in Daura to formally inform the president of his election victory in March 9 Governorship poll.
Buhari said: ‘‘I have maintained a position that elections must be free and fair and people have the right to make their choices and vote their conscience.
“I am happy they understood the message and did just that.
‘‘Power is a public trust that belongs to the people. Power is not by strength or wisdom but by Providence.
“Elected persons must be fair and just. This is the legacy I want to leave behind. A leader must be fair and just. All leaders should strive to do that.’’