By Nuel Suji
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to be patience with the president-elect Muhammadu Buhari, vouching for his ability to clear the mess of the Jonathan’s administration and fix Nigeria.
Obasanjo who spoke during a courtesy call on him by a group of Southwest women Leaders at his Abeokuta residence, also expressed confidence that Buhari has enough experience to solve Nigeria numerous problem.
“The situation was like this when I took over in 1999; no light, no fuel, but it didn’t take us so long before the issues of light and fuel were resolved.
“The incoming President has a lot of experience; he’s not a greenhorn. It is not as if he hasn’t been into power before, he is experienced.
“He knew what we did to turn things around, even when we were there together during the military regime; we did it together, and it was as a result of our performance that we were invited to do it again” Obasanjo stated
The Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief (Mrs) Alaba Lawson who spoke on behalf of the visiting women leaders hailed Obasanjo for the “fatherly role” played in the just concluded elections even as she urged the former president to continue to offer advice to the incoming administration.