- Senator Ibikunle Amosun has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave office in 2023 as a hero
- Amosun, a long-term political ally of the president, made the comment at an occasion he was honoured
- The former governor of Ogun state was, however, represented by one Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa at the event
Ibadan - Former governor of Ogun state and senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Ibikunle Amosun, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has done more good for the country and will leave office in 2023 a hero.
Amosun made the comment while making comparisons of the six years administration of his party, the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC) with the sixteen years rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the country's current main opposition party.
Nigerian Tribune newspaper reports that Amsoun, a certified chartered accountant, made the comment during an event commemorating the 2021 Annual Week celebration of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo state council in Ibadan.
He noted that Nigeria has fared well under the leadership of Buhari’s six years reign and the progress is visible for all to see.
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He posited that the current issues confronting the country, most especially insecurity, were as a result of the sixteen years misrule of the PDP, urging all Nigerians to support President Buhari as he continues to address the issue.
“Agriculture and infrastructure have been the major focus of the Buhari’s administration. Farmers have obtained more friendly loan packages than before. Nigeria rail system was regarded as the worst in Africa before Buhari’s emergence in 2015.
“Buhari has initiated, completed and delivered remarkable major rail networks and Nigeria now has the best rail system in West Africa with thousands of jobs created.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has done so much good for the nation and when he leaves office in 2023, he would have done more good for the nation than any other government before him.”
Amosun, who was represented by Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa at the event was also honoured with an award of excellence as the Nation’s BridgeBuilder and Icon of Progressive Bloc by the union.
The award was presented by Dr Florence Ajimobi, the wife of former governor of Oyo state, late Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
2023: Buhari says he would not spend a day longer in office
In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari has said he would not spend a day longer in office even as he denied nursing any plan to extend his tenure beyond May 29, 2023.
The president made the comment during a meeting with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said those who attempted to extend their tenures were disgraced and he wouldn't attempt it.
Buhari reiterates he will leave office in 2023
President Buhari had earlier promised that he would leave office when his tenure ends come May 29, 2023.
The president also warned against campaigns targeted at the extension of his tenure while reiterating he had sworn to serve in accordance with the constitution.
The Nigerian leader made this disclosure at a meeting in Makkah with a selected group of Nigerians who are residents in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he visited recently.