President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Emir of Borgu, Dr Halliru Dantoro and other Second Republic politicians detained by his military government for their forgiving spirit.
General Buhari said leaders such as the emir never held it against him that they were detained and have gone to establish very strong and cherished personal relationship with him.
The president-elect said as commander-in-chief in a military dispensation, responsibility for all actions of government belonged to him even where he did not direct government action in that regard but that as leader, he had accepted such responsibility.
In a speech he gave while receiving the emir who led his council members on a congratulatory visit on Sunday in Abuja, Buhari recalled a list of other names of obvious cases including Adamu Ciroma a former minister of Finance and Agriculture.
Buhari said he accepted the goodwill of all such past leaders who did not hold him personally responsible for the actions of the military government and promised the nation that as an elected president, he would ensure equity, fairness and justice for all.
He thanked the emir and his people for enduring the seven-hour journey from Borgu to Abuja to congratulate him.
The emir in an earlier remark had said Buhari’s second coming was divine to redeem and reunite the nation.
He pledged the total support of his people to the success of the in-coming Buhari administration.