Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), wants Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari “at least 100 days of honeymoon” to implement his programmes for the country.
Reacting complaints on the pace of the current administration, Tinubu said Buhari deserves enough time.
He was speaking with journalists at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday after a meeting with Buhari.
“Let us calm down here. May 29th was when this president was sworn in. It is an international norm all over the world, there is an honeymoon period, at least minimum of 100 days honeymoon. And you won’t allow honeymoon at all?” he asked.
“You said change is not coming. Change is not by magic. It is driven by the people, the spirit and the character and the planning. You see, we have had so much problem in this country in the past because we run into policy blindfolded. Without adequate and effective planning, you don’t have results unless you plan well.
“It is not fair to jump into those conclusions (that change is late in coming). There must be time to plan, to review and even listen to people. There is a separation between a campaign period, articulating your vision, expressing the promises to Nigerians; there is a time to look holistically at what you inherited, analyse it, distill and then take action.
“Even in a 100 metres race, there is a time to say ‘on your mark, set, ready, go. So, you don’t even want a time to be on your mark, set and go? No, you are not being fair.”