Monday, May 25, 2015

Former President Obasanjo says Jonathan mismanaged Nigeria

  Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has once again fired shots at President Jonathan saying he has mismanaged the country in the last 8years. Obasanjo made this statement when the Iyalode of Yoruba land, Chief Alaba Lawson, led a delegation of South-West women leaders on a visit to his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta. He however pleaded with Nigerians not to expect an instant miracle from Buhari, but there will definitely be a change at the right time, because what has been destroyed in the last 8years cannot be undone overnight. His words after the cut.

“The country had been poorly managed in the last eight years and it would take some time for Buhari’s government to correct the anomalies. But I want to tell him not to be frightened. What I would say is that we should all put our minds at rest. He (Buhari) is someone that will perform but we must exercise patience because what has been destroyed for eight years cannot be undone overnight.

“But like the Chinese proverb which says the journey of a thousand miles starts with a step, it is not only the first step (that matters) but the first step in the right direction because if you take a wrong step, you’re not likely to get to the destination.

“When I came in 1999, there was no fuel and power. The situation was like this and I thought we have put that one behind us. The man that is coming on board has a lot of experience in terms of governance. He is not a novice in governance having ruled the country as a military Head of State from 1983 to 1985. Nigerians need to exercise patience because what has been destroyed in eight years cannot be rebuilt in a day,” he stated again.

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