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Today is President Buhari’s 73rd Birthday: 7 of his Most Popular Quotes

Today, the 17th of December, is the the birthday of President Buhari.He was born on the 17th of December 1942

President Muhammaadu Buhari unsuccessfully ran for the office of President in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015.


These are his top 7 notable quotes to celebrate this day.


  1. “I belong to everybody and i belong to nobody”



2. We have all the attributes of a great nation. We are not there yet because the one commodity we have been unable to exploit to the fullest is unity of purpose.


3. I bear no ill will against anyone on past events. Nobody should fear anything from me. We are not after anyone. People should only fear the consequences of their actions.

4. People have been voting to choose their leader but their votes were never allowed to COUNT, I will not allow the choice of the people to be subverted by any party, not even APC


5. We cannot build an economy where corruption is the working capital

6. The work of making Nigeria great is not yet done, because I still believe that change is possible, this time through the ballot, and most importantly, because I still have the capacity and the passion to dream and work for a Nigeria that will be respected again in the comity of nations and that all Nigerians will be proud of.

7. Boko Haram will soon know the strength of our collective will

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