Nigerians should bear with Buhari, says Amosun


Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun,
has pleaded with Nigerians to be patient with the
administration of President Muhammadu Buhari,
adding that the economic hardship will soon be

He said this on Monday shortly after performing
the eid prayers at the Lantoro Muslim prayer
ground, Abeokuta.
Amosun said the country was already on the right
track to recovery, arguing that it would be a
Herculean task to correct what had gone wrong for
many years.

He said, “I urge them (Nigerians) to continue with
their support for the government and I know that
Nigeria will be better for all of us at the end of the
“My message to Nigerians is that we are on the
right track. We do not expect that things that had
been bad for years will just be normalised in one
or two years. No. Even four years is not enough.
Eight years is not even enough to fix the rot in
government. That is why whatever you do within
two terms; let other fresh hands come in.
“With where we have found ourselves, with where
we are coming from, it appears things are very
tough now. It’s like we are almost getting to the
corner now; but once we just take the bend, we are
going to be on the right path and we will all get
Amosun said he believed that tough times would
bring the best out of the people, adding that that
was why “all of us are thinking out of the box. We
know that money is hard to come by these days
and that is why we have to work very hard.”
Speaking on the forthcoming local government
election in the state, Amosun expressed optimism
that the winners would work for the benefit of the
people of the state and not for the benefit of the
He said the election slated for Saturday October 8,
would be violence-free.


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