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Tinubu used first year in office to study Buhari’s failure – Bode George

Bode George, a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George has said that President Bola Tinubu was not able to achieve much during his first year in office due to the failure of his predecessor.

The Tinubu critic, therefore urged Nigerians to give the president an additional year to deliver on his promises and fix the country’s challenges.

In an interview with AriseTV on Friday, June 7, George noted that Tinubu, as a first-time president, needs more time to implement his policies and convince Nigerians of his vision.

The PDP chieftain maintained that Tinubu’s lack of prior experience in the presidency warrants a grace period.

He noted that even former president Olusegun Obasanjo needed time to adjust in his first year in office.

“He (Tinubu) had never served at that level (presidency). Well… you will say he was part of the party (APC) that formed the government (of Muhammadu Buhari), but it’s a hell of a different thing taking over and now leading the team,” George said.

“To be fair to my conscience, he has had that one-year holiday of trying to study the failures of the past administration. I have given him that one year of grace because now he has seen it and lived there.

“I expect his ministers to have come back in one year with those areas of lapses. Even when Baba (Olusegun Obasanjo became president in 1999, he was still trying to figure out what happened there or vise-versa in his first year. Let’s give him more time,” he added.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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