Posted by News Express | 20 August 2017 | 1,487 times
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that the successful return of President Muhammadu Buhari from medical vacation has rekindled hope and strengthen faith among Nigerians that the country would be great again.
Governor Sani Bello, who had earlier visited the President while he was recuperating in London, noted that the uncommon, natural goodwill and support Buhari enjoys from most Nigerians would strengthen his resolve to return the country to the glorious past and take it to the next level.
“President Buhari’s return to the country will no doubt rekindle hope for a better Nigeria. Nigerians look up him as a father figure who is committed to building a country of our dream. The spontaneous positive reaction of Nigerians was a clear indication of the love for, and faith in the President’s capacity and political will to build a new Nigeria,” Governor Sani Bello said.
The President’s return, according to him, has indeed dealt a blow to mischief makers and death wishers who, rather than wish President Buhari well, wanted him dead or to resign.
Governor Sani Bello regretted that the purveyors of “such false, malicious and ungodly speculations and those calling for his resignation either wanted to overheat the polity for their selfish ends or are completely ignorant of the country’s constitutional provisions.”
He expressed gratitude to Almighty God for answering the collective prayers of all Nigerians by returning the President back home in good health.
The Governor used the opportunity to commend Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for successfully piloting the affairs of the country throughout the President’s absence.
“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo kept our hopes alive as Acting President. And in Niger State, we remained on track through the delivery of people-oriented policy and programmes in tune with the APC manifesto and in line with the Restoration agenda in Agriculture, health, education, peace and security, youth and women empowerment and infrastructural development,” Sani Bello said.
While commending religious bodies and political organisations for their prayers, outpouring of love and solidarity during the President’s medical trip to London, Governor Sani Bello urged all Nigerians to always be positive and pray for their leaders.
“Positive thoughts and prayers are a fundamental instrument necessary to overcome challenges facing the nation, I am particularly excited at the level of solidarity shown to the President by Nigerians,” he said.
He prayed Allah to continue to grant President Buhari sound health, greater strength, wisdom and courage to continue with the good governance of the country.
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