President Buhari has reaffirmed his acceptance of democratic ideals after he received ministers who served with him when he was the Military Head of State between January 1984 and August 1985.
The Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Buhari, who received the guests at the State House in Abuja, pledged to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically elected leader.”
The delegation according to its leader, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, who served as the Minister of External Affairs, said the team came to congratulate the President on his achievements in security, foreign affairs, anti-corruption, education, and many others.
His words, “We were appointed 35 years and nine months ago. Eighteen of us were sworn in. Your leadership was firm, but you also gave us free rein to operate. You knew what each person was doing. We will never forget the opportunity you gave us. We remain patriots.”
He commended the President on the newly constituted Economic Advisory Council, adding that the same should be considered for security and foreign affairs.
Other former ministers in the team were Maj. Gen. Muhammed Magoro (retd.), Dr Emmanuel Nsan, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullah, and Brig. Gen. Ahmed Abdullahi (retd.).
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