Although president-elect Muhammadu Buhari won the March 28 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he will not forget that his allegiance should be first to Nigerians who voted him into power.
This is according to the speaker House of Representatives and Governor Elect of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal on Sunday, shortly after he was given a traditional title, the Onosejile (God sent) of Opoji kingdom by the Onojie of Opoji, His Royal Highness Ehidiamhen Aidonojie 1.
According to Tambuwal, Buhari will ensure justice to both the people of the South South and South East in the sharing of political positions.
He said the leadership of “the party is consulting and I am sure after consultation the party will announce its decision”.
The Speaker in company of Governor Adams Oshiomhole had earlier paid a condolence visit to the Minority Whip of the House, Mr Samson Osagie, at Urhokosa, Uhumnwonde Local Government Area of Edo State.
“Now we have a brand new President, elections are over and the country is calm and quiet. All of us elected officials dedicate this victory to God Almighty. It is only God Almighty that gives power and he takes it away from whoever he designs at any time. Let me assure all Nigerians that our party, particularly the President Elect, Gen.Buhari will do justice to all manners of people of this great nation,” Tambuwal said.
“He is a great man that is aware of the enormity of responsibilities as President of all and not President of a political party. And indeed in particular, the people of the South South and South East, President Buhari will be fair and very kind to all of us as soon as he resumes office come May 29,” he stated.
Tambuwal expressed his appreciation to the people of Opoji Kingdom and the traditional ruler. “I am particularly happy with His Highness for all his prayers both when i was teargassed at the National Assembly by the police and during my election as Governor. Opoji is my second home and I am very grateful for this title”.