Part of the reasons given by those who voted against the president on Saturday was that things were tough in the country. On Friday, the president said his second term may even be tougher.
“My last lap of four years, I think is going to be tough. People are very forgetful and that’s why during the campaign I spoke about our cardinal agenda,” he said, while hosting members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House in Abuja. “That was why wherever I went, I reminded them of the campaign promise of our party, particularly security, as I kept on saying that you have to secure the country well. If you don’t secure the country, you can’t achieve anything no matter how many programmes you put in place.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday declared Buhari the winner of Saturday’s presidential poll, but his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP has vowed to challenge the result in court.
Cabinet members who were present at the meeting on Friday include the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno and over 20 ministers.
They presented congratulatory cards to the president.