Nigerian “president-elect”, Bola Tinubu, who is currently on a foreign trip, has stated that Nigerians will soon enjoy a better country whether they voted for him or not during the recent general elections.
The former Lagos State Governor asserted that he was committed to rebuilding the country and renewing the “hope of the Nigerian people.”
Tinubu said these in his message to Nigerians on his 71st birthday on Wednesday, stressing that his promises were not mere words to win over citizens but a bond with them.
Ugamatv had reported that Tinubu fell ill ahead of the March 18 Lagos State governorship and House of Assembly elections and travelled out of the country.
Speaking with Journalist last Thursday to provide an update, a top source said, “Tinubu is still in France hospital.”
Tinubu had been confirmed to be heading for Paris, France and the United Kingdom to rest and plan the transition programme, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman.
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Meanwhile, speaking on his birthday, the “president-elect” said, “With such a privilege already granted to me, I will not go so far as to suggest I am due any birthday presents this year. I have already been given the greatest gift.
“A chance to lead and fulfill destiny. An opportunity to champion your aspirations and to bring about the Nigeria of your dreams.
“I will, instead, use this day as an opportunity to reiterate my commitment to the great and important task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the hope of the Nigerian people. I campaigned hard and made important promises.”
“Those promises were not mere words; professed glibly or cynically to win support. They represent a bond that binds me to the task of creating a better Nigeria for the benefit of every Nigerian, whether you voted for me or not,” he added.
To mark his 71st birthday, President-elect Bola Tinubu earlier directed that special prayers and thanksgiving service be held on Wednesday, 29 March, instead of the yearly birthday colloquium.
The special prayers will be held in Lagos and other parts of the country according to a statement by Tinubu’s spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, on Monday.