The All Progressives Congress, APC, Chieftain and party’s senatorial candidate for the Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district, Chief Inibehe Okori, has revealed that the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will shock critics with his pronouncements on May 29.
Okori who disclosed this in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, on Sunday, stated that Buhari would prove to Nigerians and the international community that corruption would be checked as soon as the president-elect settled down to work.
He said, “Unlike other presidents who were not prepared for leadership but foisted on the country by individuals and interest groups, the President-elect has consistently presented himself to the electorate to lead the country on four occasions and had his visions well enunciated.
“Buhari is taking over government on May 29 and from that day, I expect that he will make major pronouncements that will position Nigeria for greatness. This country must have a direction and move in the way it should. We don’t have any reason to be poor. We have no reason to remain the way we are – not after earning more than $50bn annually from oil and gas.”
According to him, the expectations of the populace from the incoming administration were high, adding that there was the need for Nigerians to be patient with Buhari’s administration because “Rome was not built in a day.”
He said that within the period of one year of Buhari’s presidency, the international perception about the country would change and Nigeria would regain her rightful place in the comity of nations.