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Jubilant Youths Defy Security, Besiege Eagle Square For Buhari

Posted: May 29, 2015 at 4:24 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Innocent Oweh, Abuja

JUBILANT youths numbering over ten thousand on Friday May 25, 2015, defiled heavy security blockade mounted by a combined team of the Nigerian Police, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) the Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC) and a detachment of military personnel to celebrate the new President, Muhammadu Buhari.

No sooner had Buhari taken oath of office as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Mahmud Muhammed at exactly 10.50 am,than the mammoth crowd took over the Eagle Square in wild celebration.

They chanted solidarity songs, “Say Baba, say Buhari“, while a good number of them carried brooms and danced to musical tunes from northern musicians.

Prior to the inauguration proper, all routes leading to the Eagle Square were cordoned-off with only security officials and VIP dignitaries allowed to drive close to the venue.

Meanwhile, in an interview with some dignitaries at the event,the All Progressive Congress(APC) Governorship aspirant in Delta State, Emerhor Ortega said Buhari needs all the support from Nigerians, if he must achieve his set goals.

His words: “I tell you, I mean there is no reason why our security, we should be experiencing what we are going through, and he has looked at it and say he is going to move the command structure to Maiduguri that is a very good step.

“Another thing he has said is that we have the resources the capacity to generate more power than we are doing, why are we generating even 4000 and we cannot distribute it, so that is one thing he must tackle, more than that look at the issue of local government and resources of this country, he wants to ensure that it is purely well administered.

“I plead with the common man to give this president time, patience because he means well, they need to sacrifice a little bit because without our sacrifice we will not be able to have the time to achieve all he has to achieve”.

Oseni Elamah, Executive Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue, Edo State, said Nigerians should be rest assured of Buhari’s stewardship especially in infrastructural development.


“Essentially, Mr. president has said it that he will keep his campaign promises and the manifesto of APC, tackling insecurity, tackling corruption and the economy all these will have multiplier effect in terms of generating employment for the youth in terms of tackling issue of poor power supply, issues of infrastructural decay whether in education, health, road and so on.

Davies Sokonte, Director, Finance Administration for Buhari Campaign Organisation, said he is optimistic the president’s decision in the days ahead would delight Nigerians.

“As to hit the ground running, like the president said himself, there are so many challenges we have issues of corruption, power, look at the poor energy situation, I believe that within the next few days, the fuel situation will improve, I also believe that those in the government, the civil servants should expect a review, especially the permanent secretaries, but I am sure the next action this president is going to take will delight Nigerians.