Tinubu Appeals to Nigerians to Be Patient with Buhari’s Government

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, at the weekend assured Nigerians that the change agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari was still on course.

Tinubu, while speaking at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University convocation in Sokoto at the weekend where he was honoured with the Honorary Doctor of Business Administration, said the change process requires time especially coming after “the conscience of our nation has been under attack for many years.”

According to an online news Portal, Premium Times, the former Lagos State Governor said: “We were handed a way of governance in which anything goes and too much went – as if gone with the wind. Our present was squandered and future mortgaged.”
Tinubu while pleading for support and patience with the APC administration said “Nigeria has the greatest opportunity to get it right with a leader like Buhari.
“There is much to fix. President Buhari is committed to fixing them. But he needs your support and patience. He cannot do it all alone. We must stand beside him or else we may be knocked down and not stand at all.

“Thus, let us be resolved to see reform and change that will make Nigeria rise as the nation it should be,” Tinubu said.
The former Lagos State Governor also took on the those he described as “nay Sayers and negative spinners” who argued that no change was taking place.
“It’s easy for those who are greedy to think that change is easy. Change is not about comfort of today, but the success of tomorrow. Nigeria was in the rollercoaster of losing hope. Then our party brought cure. Don’t let anyone deceive you, the cure is here.”
Tinubu soon after eulogising the man after whom the institution was named and also recognising the leadership of the Sultan and the Sokoto State governor focused on the issues dominating the national discourse.

“I am honoured to be at the historic seat of the Caliphate a place where history, culture, religion and tradition merge to form the architecture of one of the world’s most impressive and venerable civilisations. The man after whom the institution is named was a foremost Islamic scholar. An extraordinary leader who understood the deep yearnings and needs of the people. He provided visionary yet practical leadership and taught us all that we must be ready to personally sacrifice to advance and secure those things in which we truly believe”.

And as if comparing some of the principles Dan Fodiyo lived by with that of President Buhari, Tinubu said “Nigeria has begun the process of turning to its better self. The government of President Buhari is cleaning out the rot of years of galloping corruption and avarice. This government is also moving to pursue policies that will spark development and bring prosperity to long oppressed Nigerians. Be reminded that this will be a battle. No battle is easy. We must be firm in our resolve to reform this nation. We must have the courage to stand fast in the times of difficulty, having faith that the rightfulness of our cause will see us through to the success of our collective efforts and yearnings.”

  • Chukxharry

    Tinubu has forgotten so soon!Let’s remind him something he said years ago about this same Buhari he now applauds as an icon of statecraft and leadership:”What has CPC got to offer?We certainly don’t need expired leadership”Referring to PMB then as the leader of defunct CPC(Vanguard,Monday March 21,2011,pg.6).So the expired leader is now suddenly restored?What a contradiction and an insult on our collective intelligence!That aside, we can only be patient if Buhari has Vision(clear sense of direction)and mission(how to reach his vision),but here is a president groping in the dark and tottering on the cliff with our common destiny and future.It’s only a raving mad person that will risk patient followership with a man headed for doom.

  • Make Nigeria great again

    if you kill us today, how are we supposed to enjoy the comfort of tomorrow?

  • E.Udah

    Has Nigerians not been very patient with this rudderless government? Who have gone to the streets in protest yet, regardless of the bitting economic crisis? None!

  • Daniel Obior

    Classic case of “do as I say and not as I do”. How patient was Tinubu and his cohorts with the previous administration? It is almost a year and next to nothing is happening with the APC government in power. People are getting poorer and hungry and this fraud of a man says be patient. Tinubu should instead be preaching to the barely literate ex-military despot he helped install as president. He should tell him to get off his backside and begin to address the economic problems of the country with well thought out policies. He should tell him to sit up before the citizens die of hunger. It is certain he hasn’t the guts to confront Buhari in his lethargy. The coward that he is, would rather go for the soft targets of preaching to the Nigerian people. Shameful.

  • Toby

    “Change is not about comfort of today, but the success of tomorrow”…. Tinubu, 2016.

    While Tinubu and his cohorts enjoy the comfort of today, those who voted for them can patiently wait to witness the success of tomorrow. Scammers! Advanced 419ers.