The Osun State House of Assembly member-elect, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye has said that the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria and his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has signalled a new dawn in the political history of Nigeria.
Oyintiloye, who joined millions of Nigerians to express gratitude to God for the peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the process, noted that the inauguration had opened a new vista of opportunities and optimism for the country and its people.
According to him, the celebration was remarkable because those who predicted the fall of the country during the 2015 elections have been proved wrong.
He said: “Nigerians have been eager to witness the epoch making event, the transfer of power which signalled a new beginning”
Expressing great confidence in the competency of President Muhammadu Buhari, Oyintiloye urged Nigerians to keep faith with their decision saying though the journey may be rough, there will be light at the end of the tunnel.
“President Buhari is a man who Nigerians believe would bring the desired change, not only change of government, but change from bad governance to good governance.
He also acknowledged the statesmanship of the erst-while President, Goodluck Jonathan for exercising civility, maturity which is alien in African culture by not only accepting defeat but congratulating President Buhari even before the completion of votes counting.
“Indeed, it looked like Nigeria would break, but the maturity displayed by the erst-while President, Goodluck Jonathan and President Buhari held us together as a nation”, he said.
Oyintiloye then called on President Muhammadu Buhari to refuse all forms of distractions but provide well focused leadership in line with his solemn oath, so as to lead the nation out of the yoke of poverty and compromises in governance.
He said the problem of insecurity, power, unemployment among others were some of the critical area that require urgent attention.
Oyintiloye however used the occasion to acknowledge patriots across the length and breadth of Nigeria, such as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who synergised with progressive folds to make the change happen.
The lawmaker-elect who stressed that the expectations of Nigerian are very high, said to justify the mandate of the people, the new administration must work hard to make lives meaningful for Nigerians.
Oyintiloye then urged Nigerians to support the Buhari-led administration and give him time to effect the desired changes.
He also appealed to the National Assembly to support and assist Mr. President in the discharge of his duty without any distraction.