Buhari wishes him success President Buhari, who was represented at the ceremony by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Muhammed Bello wished the Waziri a successful reign. According to Bello, the president has high regard for Atiku saying it is the wish of the first citizen that the former Vice President’s reign will bring about peace and prosperity in the Adamawa kingdom. He said: “The president sent me here as a show of the respect he has for you (Atiku) and the Fombina kingdom.
He wishes you and the entire Adamawa kingdom good health and prosperity. “The President wishes you a successful reign as Waziri Adamawa in peace and prosperity.” The palace located in the heart of the ancient city played host to a huge crowd of people made up of politicians, traditional rulers, military and paramilitary personnel, local musicians, the diplomatic corps, vendors of various items and more. One of the early callers at the Lamido’s Palace was the former national chairman of the PDP and a political associate of the celebrant, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
As early as 8.00 am local time, men of the Nigerian Police and the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, teamed up to control the flow of traffic to and from the Jimeta-Yola residence of the PDP Presidential flag bearer.