Alake of Egbaland pleads with Nigerians to be patient with president

Oba Gbadebo has appealed to Nigerians to give the president more time to deliver dividends of democracy

Oba Adedotun Gbadebo

The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo has pleaded with Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Just six months as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Buhari has been a subject of criticism from both oppositions and Nigerians but Oba Gbadebo is confident the leader will deliver.

Oba Gbadebo is familiar with Buhari  having been a Principal Staff Officer to late Major-General Tunde Idiagbon, the Chief of Staff at the Supreme Headquarters during the President's stint as Military Head of State of Nigeria.

He appealed to Nigerians to give the president more time to deliver dividends of democracy and fulfill his electoral promises.

“General Buhari is a deep person. When a person is deep, it means he’s not given to frivolities. You can talk from morning till night, he would not smile, he would not say one word but he’s listening to everything you are saying," Oba Gbadebo said during a press conference celebrating his 10th coronation anniversary at the Ake Palace, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

"When a person is deep, he does not quickly make mistakes and run back again because that would mean he didn’t think well about that thing before he stepped out. You must think before you leap, not leap first and start thinking.

“So, I would plead with those who are impatient to please exercise patience. When they exercise patience with the new president, they would beg him to stay another four years. I can assure you of that because he would have turned this place into a Nigeria of your dream.”

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