Ex-PDP Chair Backs Buhari


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A former Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has thrown his support behind the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, appealing to Nigerians to have faith in the president.

He stated while speaking with journalists in the Abia state capital, Umuahia, over the weekend, that time was of the essence in formulating policies to tackle the hydra-headed problems bedevilling the nation.

Nwodo said: “The president came in with tremendous goodwill. It’s not easy in the Third World for an opposition party to defeat a sitting government.

“So for Buhari to have done that shows the measure of goodwill he came to office with.

‘’Secondly, I believe that what he promised our people was something that was timely; I’m of the PDP but that government had reached a point of impunity.

“The level of impunity is being shown by the investigations that are going on indicating that we needed somebody who promised us that he was going to fight corruption and to bring sanity to government expenditure.

‘’I’m one of those who believe that no Nigerian should go to bed hungry and that this country has enough resources to feed us and to provide enabling environment to achieve our God-given talent.

‘’But when government’s resources are so plundered as they have been done by other administrations, you can see that the waste in governance has made it impossible for Nigerians to reach their manifest potential.

‘’So when a president is coming on board and promises that he is going to fight corruption and people voted, so these are the two big credentials that the president came on-board with.

‘’They are not things that can be achieved overnight. The problem is that we have suffered so long that Nigerians have become impatient.

‘’They want to be removed from the fire they are in today by tomorrow but government doesn’t work like that.

‘’It takes time for policies to be formulated and to be implemented, so what I want to plead with Nigerians is to give the president time.

“I believe he has brought in a solid team of ministers to help him and this is the time the work now starts.

“Let’s pray for him, let’s wish him the best and hope that he will be able to fulfil those promises he made to us.’’

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