President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has shown that he intends to lead by example as he, today, instructed police and military security personnel attached to him to respect traffic regulations during his movements.
A statement by Buhari’s media team in Abuja, General Buhari said that obedience to the laws of the land would be the guiding philosophy of his administration, adding “without leadership by example, the ordinary citizens would become copycats of the lawlessness of their leaders.”
The President-elect explained that the “arrogance of power, lawlessness and disregard for the rights and convenience of fellow citizens would have no place in his government.”
He noted that when leaders treat the country’s laws with contempt, they might send the wrong message to the citizens.
General Buhari lamented a situation where fellow citizens are punished at traffic points and public roads because of the “arrogant lawlessness of the leaders.”
He said in a democracy, leaders should not inflict inconveniences and other unbearable ordeals on the citizens for their own comfort.