President Muhammadu Buhari says he needs the support of the National Assembly to enable him to leave behind a good legacy after his eight years in office.
Buhari made this known when he hosted the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and senators-elect to dinner in the Presidential Villa on Monday, March 25, 2019.
While regretting some actions of the Bukola Saraki-led 8th National Assembly, Buhari urged the lawmakers to place the interest of the country above their personal interests.
Recall that there was an Executive/Legislature rift that began shortly after Saraki’s emergence as Senate President.
“This is my fifth and last time of standing for an election – for that reason I’ll like to leave something behind,” Buhari declared.
He continued: “And what I want to leave cannot be successfully done without your support.
“So, that is why I’m appealing for your support. What happened in the last senate and so on is regrettable because I still feel it shouldn’t take seven months to pass a budget. You have a very, very serious job ahead of you.
“So, what I’m appealing is that any major decision you are going to take please reflect more on the country than yourself as a person – what effect will it have on the country,” he appealed to the lawmakers.