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Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Jaycool18(m): 8:49am On May 11, 2015
President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has called on Nigerians expecting so much from him to temper such expectations with justice.
Speaking Sunday in Abuja when he received a delegation of Northern elders led by Maitama Sule, Mr. Buhari said his emergence as president came at “the wrong time” due to the enormous challenges his administration would face.

Mr. Buhari said the Peoples Democratic Party had virtually destroyed the country during its 16 year reign.
“”You know that we used to have Nigerian Airways, Nigeria National Shipping Line and Nigeria Railways. Where are they now? Where is the infrastructure?

“Now we have invariably inherited all the problems, especially in the north east. I am sure that you have heard about or seen the children recovered from Sambisa forest. Only the children and women are remaining while all the able-bodied men have been gotten rid of somehow. Some have been taken to as far as Adamawa state to be resettled. A generation has been denied education and health care. Infrastructure has gone.
“You can imagine what is happening in the high seas where up to 400,000 barrels of crude oil which we rely on is stolen everyday with the full cooperation of those who are supposed to protect it.

The price of oil has gone down and 90 percent of the foreign exchange we rely on comes from that.
“So, you have to convince your constituencies that we have virtually arrived at the wrong time and that they have to temper their expectation with some justice towards the leadership,” he said.

The President-elect urged the visiting northern elders to deliver his message in churches and mosques, saying that is the fastest way to communicate to ordinary Nigerians.

He said the people should always be reminded of the promises he made during the campaign which include the provision of security to the populace, employment for the youth and provision of infrastructure.

“The fact is that more than 60 percent of the Nigerian population are youth and most of them, whether they have been to school or not, are unemployed and this is the biggest danger.

“So, there must be jobs for these people as quickly as possible for us to even enjoy relative peace. So, security, getting job for these people and putting the infrastructures in place especially power,” he said.

Mr. Buhari also said as a human being he might make mistakes, adding that what is paramount is to ensure that justice prevails at all times.
“The biggest message is to try and persuade the people that it is not possible to change the state of affairs now. It took 16 years and those 16 years, most of you know it better than myself, that Nigeria earned revenue more than what it earned from 1914 till then,” he said.
Mr. Buhari said he plans to quickly turn to agriculture and mining because it is the fastest way to get results.

“In other areas, you need to study them and dust all the books and studies and get people who are experienced, committed, who are technocrats to come and help the government and identify priorities so that with what is available to us, we can quickly make our people realize their hope for the government they have chosen,” he said.

The President-elect said he was particularly elated with the support he is getting from the International Community.
“One of the relieves I got was the telephone call I got from the President of the United States,” Mr. Buhari said. “I could feel the relief in their voices because they are people of conscience. Forget about religion, colour and development.

“They are people of conscience because they have reached a stage where they have stabilized their society and they are relatively secured both materially, physically and otherwise. They know we are in danger.

“Everybody was saying that Nigeria is going to the dogs in 2015, but even beyond our expectations, we have managed to go through and we thank technology for PVC and card readers because the whole exercise of writing the result, announcing them and asking losers to go to court does not make any difference.

“Those who defended the PVC and card readers made this change possible,” Buhari said.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, Maitama Sule, said the elders visited to formally congratulate Mr. Buhari on his victory at the poll.

He also said they came to inform the President-elect of the huge expectations from Nigerians and urged him to remain who he is and ensure justice and fairness to all, irrespective of regional or political affiliation.

Mr. Sule said the emergence of Mr. Buhari is an act of God because of the persistent prayers of ordinary Nigerians.
“Nobody expected that the elections would be peaceful, nobody expected that the elections would not lead to the disintegration of the country. By the grace of God, the elections were held peacefully. We are living in peace with one another by the grace of God, power will also be handed over to you ‎and we will be living peaceful thereafter by the grace of God,” he said.

Mr. Sule said he had consistently called for peaceful revolution in Nigeria and that the election that produced Mr. Buhari as president was a peaceful revolution.

He described Mr. Buhari as a man of God, a truthful personality, a man of integrity and discipline.
“Yes, you (Buhari) were a military leader, I have always said it that when you were a military leader, you instilled discipline into our society. You fought corruption and you gave Nigeria a sense of direction.

“I am sure you will not compromise your principle but you will bring justice, wisdom and diplomacy,” he said.
“Sir, it is easy, I know it was easy when you were a military leader and what made it easy was justice. With justice, you can rule Nigeria well. Justice is the key, irrespective of tribes, religion and race; justice must be done to whom so ever deserve it
“Mr. President-elect sir, we know what we have gone through, I will ask you not to discriminate against any‎ part of Nigeria but I will urge you to do justice to all part of Nigeria

“Mr president sir, I know you believe that one day you will stand before God to give account of everything you have done here on earth, I will rather prefer that you disappoint me than to disappoint God, your creator,” he said.


http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/182722-temper-your-expectations-with-justice-buhari-tells-nigerians.html

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by DuchessLily(f): 8:51am On May 11, 2015
Wrong wetin

Were u not aware of the time, when u contested??

No try urself ooo.. U have to do all that u have promised and much more lipsrsealed

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by midolian(m): 8:55am On May 11, 2015
I hope many will read and understand well b4 insulting the amiable General...cos I know of some pple that are always looking for the opportunity to type "BabaOneChance".

If only some of us know how GEJ and his cohorts raped the beautiful lady called Nigeria, you ll understand what Buhari is saying.. angry cry

Let's be calm and watch how Buhari will gradually turn things around.

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Sweetguy25: 8:58am On May 11, 2015
These excuses are worthless and unreasonable.
1. The Nigerian Railway Corporation and other government businesses died before the advent of the PDP.
2. The problem of the north east should be in seclusion. They failed to embrace education and civilization, which resulted in an outbreak of law and order due lack of economic productivity. The zone is the least productive in Nigeria, the PDP should not be solely blamed for the cultural inclinations of an ethnic nation within Nigeria.
3. Yes, a tidy sum of revenues has been accrued from 1999 to date but it has also been expended as stipulated by the constitution. The cost of running the federal system of government is very high. All revenues earned from 1999 to date were shared by the three tiers of government ( the federal, state and local government). Some tiers used theirs to the best of their ability while others failed.
If for the past sixteen years, the dividends of democracy are yet to be seen and felt by a vast majority of the populace, then we have a problem as a nation. You can also ask why the military failed to give us steady power and energy for the thirty somethin years they ruled?
5. Nigeria's problems did not start from 1999. The miseducation of Nigerian populace which was a direct result of the failed policies of the military (which Buhari was a part of) on the education sector; the implementation of governmental systems not suitable to the Nigerian state as well other sociopolitical and economic failures of the military, led to our downfall.
6. The price of oil should not be the major concern or problem of any president in Nigeria. Fifty years after independence, our mates in Asia and Europe are past that stage of depending on a finite natural resource for their economic livelihood. You should rather see, the fall in crude oil prices as a blessing and use the opportunity to galvanize our factors of production to ensure maximum productivity within our economy by implementing strategic fiscal, monetary and social policies to achieve the objective.

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by blaKKy83(f): 8:59am On May 11, 2015
Many won't read for sure....

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by ShowYourCertificate: 8:59am On May 11, 2015
[size=20pt]#BabaOneChance[/size] grin grin grin

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Nobody: 9:00am On May 11, 2015
Hmmmmm...may God help us.


Please check my signature too. Thanks.
Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by FitnessNigeria: 9:05am On May 11, 2015
Nigeria's decay has been ongoing for over 40yrs and you saw all of it and still contested while making thousands of promises, now you don win. The real face of governance is now staring at you and you are shivering.

No story

You must fulfill all your promises, you have 4yrs to do that.

Buhari knows that those who contributed largely to the ruining of Nigeria is all around him, instead of blaming them, he now blames the last 16yrs of pdp as if Nigeria was progressing so well until pdp came to power. They can't rewrite history.

The people that has looted Nigeria dry are Buhari's friends.

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by xmich(m): 9:11am On May 11, 2015
Am sorry you are not making any sense sirshocked


For all I care you should make one naira = to one dollar as you saidshocked

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by biznus: 9:14am On May 11, 2015
Who really read that
Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by okiezman(m): 9:16am On May 11, 2015
Sweetguy25:
Reading


See lamentation, better do your job... you got what you want now face the music

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Rose2014: 9:17am On May 11, 2015
midolian:
I hope many will read and understand well b4 insulting the amiable General...cos I know of some pple that are always looking for an opportunity to type "BabaOneChance"

Why are you scared na? Was he forced to contest?

Barely two months ago, the same person was going about sounding like a magician.

Politicians using the masses head since 1879

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by baralatie(m): 9:19am On May 11, 2015
grin
if I talk now,them APC e guys go start their wayo-magomago wahala this early Monday morning!

Oh no!may 29 o!

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Rose2014: 9:20am On May 11, 2015
One day, one excuse;

Nigerians are expecting too much from me, I'm nervous


Don't expect change overnight


Electoral promises are not bible or Koran and can be changed


I came in at the wrong time

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by midolian(m): 9:21am On May 11, 2015
Rose2014:


Why are you scared na? Was he forced to contest?

Barely two months ago, the same person was going about sounding like a magician.

Politicians using the masses head since 1879
not scared..just my way of urging pple to reason b4 commenting on this.
Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Rose2014: 9:21am On May 11, 2015
midolian:
not scared..just my way of urging pple to reason b4 commenting on this.
Ok
Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Nobody: 9:22am On May 11, 2015
[size=30pt]Baba OneChance grin [/size]

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Nobody: 9:25am On May 11, 2015
Hahahahahahahaaha!

No comment!

Emm, Ebuka!!!
Come watch this movie o .
It's called

"The Rantings Of A Scared Old Man"

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by nerodenero: 9:31am On May 11, 2015
GMB should know Nigerians are not patient people and I am one too. We know you are not a miracle worker but four years is a long time for any purposeful government to impact positively on the lives of the citizens.

Four years is enough to bring the needed change.

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Demburrows(m): 9:31am On May 11, 2015
Baba one chance, shebi i tell u, u don enter one chance.

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by joseph1832(m): 9:38am On May 11, 2015
midolian:
I hope many will read and understand well b4 insulting the amiable General...cos I know of some pple that are always looking for an opportunity to type "BabaOneChance"
Bros even "BabaOneChance" is way better than "OgaArmRobber".

E better make person enter one chance dan make him enter arm roBber hand oh. Nigeria dey the hands of armed robber since May 2010.

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Chiaka(f): 9:39am On May 11, 2015
'“”You know that we used to have Nigerian Airways,
Nigeria National Shipping Line and Nigeria Railways.
Where are they now? Where is the
infrastructure?'

All these where not caused by PDP all have been dilapidated right from military Era.!!

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by midolian(m): 9:40am On May 11, 2015
joseph1832:
Bros even "BabaOneChance" is way better than "OgaArmRobber".

E better make person enter one chance dan make him enter arm roBber hand oh. Nigeria dey the hands of armed robber since May 2010.
your head dey there.
Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by sosanova: 9:44am On May 11, 2015
Baba One Chance is getting scared everyday

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by bjdon: 9:46am On May 11, 2015
Why does Buhari always refer to the 'The last 16 years'? Was Nigeria a land of Milk and Honey in 1999. The corruption and waste and inept leadership has been around since Independence. He tries to make it sound like it's only been in the last 16 years that all Nigeria's problems have arisen. Was Nigerian Airways working at full capacity in Abacha's time? Was NNSL? Please Buhari should stop all the blame throwing. Get into office, appoint seasoned technocrats to run vital ministries and departments, clamp down on ALL corruption and in 4 years Nigerians will see a difference in their daily life. It's not rocket science just needs determination.

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by Chigold101(m): 9:46am On May 11, 2015
midolian:
I hope many will read and understand well b4 insulting the amiable General...cos I know of some pple that are always looking for an opportunity to type "BabaOneChance"
lolzzzz just as you just typed...

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by midolian(m): 9:50am On May 11, 2015
Chigold101:
lolzzzz just as you just typed...
cheesy cheesy
Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by chernest2002: 10:02am On May 11, 2015
I even know buhari have nothing to offer,abeg make we dey manage am na one chance we enter till 2019.

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by thewarrior72: 10:04am On May 11, 2015
midolian:
I hope many will read and understand well b4 insulting the amiable General...cos I know of some pple that are always looking for an opportunity to type "BabaOneChance"
Yes, he is "BabaOneChance", the illiterate general tongue tongue

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by mrmetoo1: 10:10am On May 11, 2015
I can't stand these headlines!! You read the main body of the article and it's just different. You won't be a human being if you're not nervous after 16yrs of straight destruction. He has to come and clean up all that mess. It was almost like when Obama took over, after the election was over, you went from extreme happiness to kinda feeling sorry for the guy because he too inherited 8 years of waste and mismanagement. Now they've had 62 straight months of private sector job growth, adding about 12.3 million jobs to the economy.

With that said, Buhari is the person we need right now. I can imagine if he became president 8 years ago or earlier we would have moved much further as a nation but if anyone can get us out of this mess we're in, it's him. He's not president yet and people are already having s new way of thinking. Ben Bruce is already talking about selling the presidential fleet line he wasn't alive when it was being amassed. Atiku too is already tweeting about his motorcade stopping for traffic light. We got a peek of what's going on in the monstrous NNPC because Baba just said he'll probe. Things are already changing, I think he just wants people to manage expectations and not think Nigeria will turn to Dubai next year. I've heard someone talk about them getting excited about May 29th so that they'll start enjoying constant power. Those kind of expectations is what he's trying to manage

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Re: Buhari : I Came In At The Wrong Time by AmucheJane(f): 10:16am On May 11, 2015
Just watching, all I have to say is that God should make this country a better place, that's all.

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