Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said Nigerians should not expect miracles from the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, saying, he will not be able to repair eight years bad governance overnight.
He, however, warned the President-elect against cover up,urging him not to take Nigerians for granted when he assumes office as the president from May 29.
Obasanjo said this while addressing a delegation of South West women leaders under the leadership of the Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief Alaba Lawson, who paid him a visit in his Abeokuta country home.
Obasanjo, who described Buhari as an experienced leader, said: “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. “There’s something very important that I observed, the incoming President has a lot of experience, he’s not a green horn, it is not as if he hasn’t been in power before, he is experienced.
“He knows 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. “What I would say is that we should all put our minds at rest, he’s someone that would perform but we must exercise patience, because what has been destroyed for eight years cannot be done overnight.
But like the Chinese proverb, that says ‘the journey of a thousand miles starts with a step,’ it is not only first step but first step in the right direction because if you took a wrong step, you’re not likely to get to the destination. “Let’s give Buhari some time, let’s support him with prayers and relate with him. Like you’ve said, it’s everybody’s duty, not only those who have governed before, all of us are keen about Nigeria.P56.dpuf