The former secretary general of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, on Wednesday told the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, that the expectations of Nigerians from the incoming government were high, urging him not to fail the people.
According to Vanguard the expectations, Anyaoku said, were hinged on the campaign promises of the president-elect.
Speaking to journalists during his congratulatory visit to Buhari at the Defence House in Abuja, Anyaoku also extolled the virtues of the incoming president, saying he is a disciplined man who was averse to corruption.
He said: “I had useful discussions with president-elect, congratulated him on his victory and told him he’s coming in as president on a very high wave of expectations throughout the country. I also told him that the high expectations are based on the promises he made during his campaign to the people but more importantly on the general perception of his character.
“He is perceived as a man with very strong sense of discipline, a man who is truly averse to corruption, a man whose lifestyle has been frugal not ostentatious or opulent and above all a man who is very committed to the welfare of the masses. I believe that if his administration reflects these qualities that the country’s challenges and problems would be effectively tackled.”
This Day added that Anyaoku advised the incoming government with regards to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa that the president-elect should continue to work with the South Africa president.
He also advised Nigerians living in Indonesia to be law abiding in their host country, in light of the recent executions for drug trafficking.
Meanwhile, Buhari, has expressed his nervousness over Nigerians’ expectations of him, which he described as “too high”.