With Buhari Leaving, I’m Relieved Tinubu/Shettima Are Succeeding Him – Zulum
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Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has indicated that while he would seriously miss the huge support he got from President Muhammadu Buhari, but is highly relieved that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima are the ones stepping in.
Zulum described the APC’s victory in the February 25 presidential election as the greatest relief to him and his administration.
Governor Zulum spoke yesterday when he hosted the vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima, to a Sallah lunch at the Government House in Maiduguri.
“It is one of my greatest joys that here today, HE Senator Kashim Shettima is sitting in our midst as the vice president-elect of Nigeria waiting to be sworn-in. It has been one of my prayers since I was sworn in as governor in 2019.
“On a different occasion, President Buhari has lamented that nobody is as supportive as it should be in addressing the problems faced in Borno State. It is true that this has been one of my nightmares. Insha Allah, in the next four years, I have with me a brother and indeed a boss that will support me and support the government and people of Borno State. We have incoming President Bola Tinubu who dearly loves Borno State and shares our pains,” he said.
Governor Zulum had recently during his re-election victory speech, described President Buhari as his greatest pillar in nearly four years of his first term that will end next month. Zulum said Buhari gave him incredible support by his relentless fight against Boko Haram and numerous humanitarian and developmental interventions in Borno State.