Former Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Wednesday, May 6, 2015 told president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari that the expectations Nigerians had of the incoming government were very high.
The expectations, Anyaoku said, were hinged on the campaign promises of the president-elect.
Speaking to Journalists during his congratulatory visit to Buhari at the Defence House in Abuja, Anyaoku also extolled the virtues of the incoming president, saying he was a disciplined man who was averse to corruption.
He said: “I had useful discussions with president-elect, congratulated him on his victory and told him he’s coming in as president on a very high wave of expectations throughout the country. I also told him that the high expectations are based on the promises he made during his campaign to the people but more importantly on the general perception of his character.
“He is perceived as a man with very strong sense of discipline, a man who is truly averse to corruption, a man whose lifestyle has been frugal not ostentatious or opulent and above all a man who is very committed to the welfare of the masses. I believe that if his administration reflects these qualities that the country’s challenges and problems would be effectively tackled.”
Asked by Journalists to offer a diplomatic advise to the incoming government with regards to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Anyaoku stated that the president-elect should continue to work with the South Africa president.
He also advised Nigerians living in Indonesia to be law abiding in their host country in the wake of the recent execution of Nigerians in the Asian country owing to drug related offences.