Akeredolu, Oleyelogun, Ondo APC jubilate as Buhari returns

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Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has welcomed back President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria.

He prayed for renewed strength for the President to continue with his mandate of providing good leadership and governance for the people of the country.

He urged the good people of the country to continue praying  for the success of the Buhari-led administration.

The Governor also sought the robust and joint support of the legislature and the executive for the President to enable him move the country forward.

According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Segun Ajiboye, the Governor urged Nigerians to continue to support the President, adding that all Nigerians should embrace peace and do away with acts that are capable of causing mistrust among the people.

"We all stand to benefit when the country is peaceful and prosperous. Let us all continue to support President Buhari in his determined effort to move Nigeria forward", he said.

Also, the Ondo State House of Assembly yesterday described the return of President Buhari to the country as a welcome development.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun and the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Hon. Olugbenga Araoyinbo, in separate interviews yesterday explained that Buhari's return would further drive the country to a greater height.

Oleyelogun who appreciated the effort of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi  Osinbajo in holding fort while the President was away in London, further charged Nigerians to intensify prayers for the President.

Also the Majority Leader, Olugbenga Araoyinbo while describing the return of the President as a green light, also expressed optimism that he is fit to paddle the canoe of governance and deliver on his mandate.

Also, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State Chapter has xpressed delight in the successful return of President Buhari from his medical vacation since May 7 in London, the United Kingdom.

The party prayed for the long life of the president for the interest of the country to elaborate and achieve the prosperous plans and solid foundation for the growth of the nation.

In a statement made available to journalists by the State Director, Media and Publicity of the party, Mr. Steve Otaloro noted that the observed importance of the overwhelming  solidarity witnessed in the return of President Buhari was the total support for the President's drive in continuing fighting treasury looters, recovery of national assets and funds and rebuilding the national economy.

According to the statement, "Mr. President, the APC in Ondo State warmly welcome you back home. You shall live long for our dear country. You shall live to see part of your elaborate, long-term, prosperous plans and solid foundation for national growth.

"Our hearts are gladdened, our hopes are heightened, our fears are smoothened, our thoughts are sharpened, our beliefs are strengthened and our future is brightened. Nigeria has a destiny which is success and development."

In the statement, the party thanked God for the return of the president to his motherland, adding that Nigerians are overwhelmingly happy as there were wild jubilations in cities, villages and across the country.

"With the return of Mr President certainly, many will be frightened. Some would be traumatized. Many would be shamed. Others will surely but secretly apportion blames. Some will overtly trade blames and excuses because of their stance and statement of playing God over your health.

"We (APC) however, have been vindicated. Ultimately, our country will be redirected, refocused and revived", Otaloro affirmed.

His return at the weekend, the Spokesperson noted has not only triggered the ever lively love for him by compatriots, but has also charted a renewed course in the administration of the nation.

Otaloro in the statement added that the challenge for the delivery of dividends of democracy has been reactivated, the expectations from the citizenry have been rekindled and the political will to deliver has been pricked and repackaged.

The APC in the state thanked the President for the confidence reposed in the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo by handing over the realm of government to him in the capacity of "Acting President which it said was a good  demonstration of belief and governance in the party and the nation's system of government.

"We commend the President for following due process by properly handing over power to the Vice President Osinbajo, which naturally saved the country the needless controversies and crisis that Nigeria experienced in the past.

"We also laud the Vice President for competently holding forte on behalf of President Buhari and for his loyalty and commitment to our party's 'Change Agenda'.

"The APC express happiness in his return and urge citizens to continue to pray for the president to enable him deliver good governance to the people so that justice and fairness in governance continue to prevail," he said.

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