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‘Things were better when Osinbajo was acting than now Buhari returned’

By Nwafor Sunday

President Buhari’s return from his medical vacation affected the good works of Osinbajo in restructuring the Nigeria economy, said Tanko Yakasai, an Elder Statesman.

It was allegedly reported that Yakasai told newsmen (Sun, Daily post) in an interview on Saturday while comparing the state of the economy when Osinbajo acted on Buhari’s stead and the return of Buhari.

PRESIDENT BUHARI RETURNS A. R-L; President Muhammadu Buhari being welcome by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on arrival at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Yakasai reminiscence that things were moving on good till Buhari returned back from his medical vacation.

According to him, “Niger Delta militants stopped blowing pipelines and Nigerians were enjoying more than 8 hours of electricity” Speaking further with newsmen on his take in 2019 election, Yakasai wished Buhari good luck if he wishes to seek for a second term.

“This is in the hands of God. If Buhari is fit, good luck to him. He admitted that things went on fine when Osinbajo acted for him; you know the vice president is younger, while ill health and military background weaken the president.

“Things were better when the vice president acted because I was getting electricity for eight hours a day, and now since Buhari came back and took over, electricity supply dropped to two or three hours in a day.

“Same happens in Lagos, people pay electricity bill they didn’t enjoy, it wasn’t happening when Osinbajo was acting.

“During the short period that the VP acted, there was no blowing of pipelines anymore.

“If what happens in this country in the last two years didn’t kill me, I don’t think it will kill me in the next two years. The suffering was much, I suffered and you suffered.

“The other day I got a text message from somebody who complained how he has been suffering, as his pensions had not been paid for over one year, and his children are still in school, I told him, how I was also suffering.

“Everybody is suffering, but if we want to suffer, we can continue the suffering. The Hausa people say, Mutuwar yawa kaka meaning ‘If death is going to take everybody, not me alone, let it come’.

“So, you can see, if Buhari says he is fit and wants to continue, I wish him good luck.” He said.


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