Nige­ri­ans can now rely on the news that fil­tered out from the wife of the pres­i­dent Aisha Buhari and the act­ing pres­i­dent, Pro­fes­sor Yemi Os­in­bajo that the pres­i­dent will be “re­turn­ing soon”. For any ail­ing per­son it is in­cum­bent on the med­i­cal doc­tors ha

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hope and peaceful co­ex­is­tence for Nige­ri­ans.

His re­turn will also re­store the con­fi­dence of lo­cal and for­eign in­vestors in Nige­ria, as well as boost the econ­omy and fast-track in­fras­truc­tural de­vel­op­ment. It is ex­pected that by 2019 the thresh­old of his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s achieve­ments will doubtlessly spur Nige­ri­ans to clam­our once again for his re-elec­tion.

It is also grat­i­fy­ing that Pres­i­dent Buhari hosted a del­e­ga­tion of the Nige­rian gov­er­nors’ fo­rum which in­cluded some Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party gov­er­nors. Such bi­par­ti­san ap­proach to lead­er­ship will greatly douse the ten­sion in the polity and re­as­sure Nige­ri­ans on the good in­ten­tions of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

By now, the is­sue of the Pres­i­dent Buhari be­ing on life sup­port or not must have been put to rest as even PDP gov­er­nors like Engr. David Umahi of Ebonyi and Mr. Udom Em­manuel of Akwa Ibom states were on the re­cent del­e­ga­tion that vis­ited him in Lon­don. The visit has also some­how re­stored calm and peace to the coun­try as many politi­cians jostling for rel­e­vance have re­alised that they can­not change the plan of God for Nige­ria through Pres­i­dent Buhari.

As Nige­ri­ans are de­sirous of change, Pres­i­dent Buhari re­mains an im­por­tant fac­tor to­wards the re­al­i­sa­tion of the ob­jec­tive and it be­hooves all well-mean­ing Nige­ri­ans to lend their sup­port in see­ing to the re­al­i­sa­tion of the an­tic­i­pated ‘change’. As it is said, Rome was not built in a day and with the sev­eral poli­cies be­ing put in place by the Buhari ad­min­is­tra­tion Nige­ria has all it takes to re­alise its po­ten­tials. How­ever, these ex­pec­ta­tions will re­main an il­lu­sion where cor­rup­tion thrives.

Enek­wechi wrote this piece from Abuja and can be reached via kwechis19@ya­hoo.com <mailto:kwechis19@ya­hoo.com>

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