President Buhari Still Need Our Prayers – Nigerian Governors
The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has called on Nigerians not to relent in praying for the success of the administration of Buhari.
While welcoming the President back to the country, Akeredolu expressed optimism that Buhari would move the country forward.
This was contained in a statement on Sunday by by Akeredolu’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.
The statement read in part, “We all stand to benefit when the country is peaceful and prosperous. Let us all continue to support President Buhari in his efforts to move Nigeria forward. “
The governor also sought the cooperation of the legislature and the executive to enable Buhari to move the country forward.
Similarly, the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Sunday commended Osinbajo for properly managing the affairs of the country while the President was out of the country.
In a statement, the party said Buhari’s return had shamed many of his critics.
Also, Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa State said the safe return of the President was God’s answer to prayers.
The governor made the remark through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yohanna Mathias, to the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Sunday.
Bindow, who noted that the state was the first to organise prayers for Buhari, said the success so far recorded by the military against the insurgency in the North-East was an indication that the president had done a lot for the people of the region, the state in particular, and the nation at large.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State also called on Nigerians to intensify prayers for Buhari despite his return to the country.
Okorocha in a statement said, “It is out of the abundance of God’s love on the country that the President had recovered and came back alive and very healthy.
“The government and people of the state also want to contend that although the President has come back, Nigerians should not relax their prayers for him.”
In the same vein, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Sunday described Buhari’s return as a big boost toward ending Boko Haram terrorism in the North-East.
The governor said, “The people of the North-East should be congratulated as the major beneficiaries of Buhari’s return because of his keen interest in addressing the security challenges in the sub-region.
“Before the coming of Buhari in 2015, the North-East was the most marginalised in everything that had to do with the Federal Government. But he changed that soon after he assumed the mantle of leadership.’’
Meanwhile, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the APC, Chief Segun Oni, described the homecoming of Buhari as a soothing balm on the fragile political atmosphere in Nigeria.
Oni in a statement on Sunday said, “Seeing President Muhammadu Buhari in good health has put a lie to the wishes of those who don’t wish the nation well.
“There is a particular governor in one of the South-West states who said he would commit suicide if President Buhari returned to the country alive.
“Now that our leader is back into the country alive to resume his Presidential seat, when are we getting the news of his suicide?”
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