Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose and the Spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode have come out to express their opinions on the inaugural speech by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking to Vanguard, Fani-Kayode said he hoped President Buhari would live up to the promises in his speech, especially the aspect of not being vengeful to his political opponents.
He said: ‘’I believe his part of non vendetta will be true, all Nigerians should join hands to see Nigeria move forward.
“I believe it was a promising speech and sincerely hope that he is true to what he has said especially on the issue that he will not be on a vendetta mission. I hope he is saying the right thing; hope his words will be proved to be truth.
“It is incumbent upon all of us as politicians to ensure that the next four years go on smoothly. I trust that all will be well and the country will move forward.”
On his part, Governor Fayose, who spoke via his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said that the speech was welcome, adding that if it was carried out in practice, it would go a long way to show that the new President means business.
His words: “Nigerians, including those who voted and did not vote for President Buhari were eagerly waiting for his inaugural speech.
“The speech, if followed in practice shows that he is ready to govern Nigeria. It is a sign that the president is ready to live above board and lead a government that accommodates all.
“It is my prayer that the Almighty Allah will grant our president the courage and wherewithal to make a success of his administration and further deepen democratic governance, especially in a confederation like Nigeria by sustaining rule of law.”