– The Emir of Daura showered praises on the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo
– He said President Buhari has enormous trust in the acting president
– The monarch urged Osinbajo to continue to be trustworthy and uphold the confidence Buhari has in him
The Emir of Daura, Katsina state, Alhaji Umar Faruk, has described the acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as a typical example of loyalty and trustworthiness in politics.
A statement by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, Office of the Vice-President, said Faruk made the remark when Osinbajo paid him a courtesy visit in his palace on Thursday, August 9.
The statement was made available in Abuja on Friday, August 10, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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The Emir expressed appreciation to the acting president for being supportive of President Muhammadu Buhari, a son of the emirate.
“I can assure you that all us here, myself and my subjects; we are fully and solidly behind you and in support of you.
“We are happy with you and we are particularly proud of the way you have supported our son, Buhari, in leading our country Nigeria to prosperity.
“That explains why when you talk about loyalty and trustworthiness among the political class; you stand as an example worthy of note.
“I wish that you carry on with this level of trustworthiness and continue to uphold the confidence that our son has in you.
“I can assure you that our son has enormous trust in you, I want you to continue to justify that confidence he reposed in you,” he said.
The Emir said that the nation had never had such a government where the president and his vice operated under such high level of mutual respect and understanding.
He said that from the onset, the government had demonstrated integrity, adding that Buhari and Osinbajo were men of honour.
The traditional ruler thanked the governor of Katsina state, Alhaji Aminu Masari, for his developmental strides and pledged support for his administration.
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NAIJ.com previously reported Osinbajo urged Nigerians to resist the temptation to return ‘looters’ to power during the 2019 general elections.
He explained that the recent wave of defections from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was part of a desperate move by certain politicians who looted the nation’s treasury in the past to destabilise the party and stage a comeback.
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