With only 38 days left in office after 8years, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, in Abuja, asked Nigerians hurt by his policies for a pardon.
Buhari described himself as a lucky and fulfilled politician, having served as military governor of Borno State in 1976, Minister of Petroleum Resources in the same year and one-time Head of State (1983 – 1985).
Buhari thanked citizens for “tolerating” his eight-year regime, which began when he was sworn in as President on May 29, 2015.
The President said when he hosted a controlled number of guests at the ninth and final Sallah homage held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. “Those that think that I have hurt them so much, please pardon me.
“I think this is a very good coincidence for me to say goodbye to you and thank you for tolerating me for more than seven and a half years.
“I consider myself very lucky; I was made a minister of petroleum, governor, head of state in uniform, then after three attempts, God, through technology and PVC, I became president. I think God has given me an incredible opportunity to serve as your president. And I thank God for that.