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Tinubu vows to fulfill campaign promises

“We must fight corruption, poverty, inconsistencies in policies and many other problems confronting us, but don’t pity me, I asked for the job,” he said.

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The former governor of Lagos said he will not hesitate to ask outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari for counsel in governing the country

“We must fight corruption, poverty, inconsistencies in policies and many other problems confronting us, but don’t pity me, I asked for the job,” he said.

“I campaigned for it, no excuses, I will live up to the bill to deliver. I promise you.

“Resilience, determination, courage, love in diversity, though our tongues and tribes differ. By tomorrow afternoon, my predecessor is heading to Daura, on the border with Niger, but I have told him not to worry, he will still get a knock on his door.

“No matter how short a man is, he will see the sky. I will still be able to find him when I need his help.

“Here is a country that has stumbled a number of times, but has never faltered. We can be squeaky like an old mama’s car, but we will never break apart. We are just a unique country.”

On his part, President Buhari said he looks forward to handing over power and heading home.

“I congratulate fellow Nigerians who have realised that their power, their votes count,” he said.

“I am looking forward to tomorrow, flying to my base and going back to my cows and sheep, which are much easier to control than fellow Nigerians.”

Earlier, a book entitled “Renewed hope, Greater together,” was unveiled by Aisha Buhari, wife of the president; Kashim Shettima, vice-president-elect; and Remi Tinubu, incoming first lady.

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