SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, (THEWILL) – Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai has drawn a comparison between the about 50 days Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo acted as president and the time after President Muhammadu Buhari resumed office from his medical vacation, returning with a verdict that the Nigerian economy fared better under Osinbajo.
Speaking in an interview with Saturday Sun, he pointed out that even Buhari admitted that “things went on fine when Osinbajo acted for him”, adding that “the vice president is younger, while ill health and his military background weaken the president”.
The former presidential adviser said, “And I believe with Buhari that, things were better when the vice president acted because I was getting electricity for eight hours a day, and now since Buhari came back and took over, electricity supply dropped to two or three hours in a day.
“The same complaint in Lagos of people paying electricity bill that they didn’t enjoy, it wasn’t happening when Osinbajo was acting.
“During the short period that the VP acted, there was no blowing of pipelines anymore.”
When asked to react to calls by some individuals for President Buhari to seek second term in office, he said, “If what happens in this country in the last two years didn’t kill me, I don’t think it will kill me in the next two years. The suffering was much, I suffer and you suffer.
“The other day I got a text message from somebody who complained how he has been suffering, as his pensions had not been paid for over one year, and his children are still in school, I told him, how I was also suffering.
“Everybody is suffering, but if we want to suffer, we can continue the suffering. The Hausa people say, Mutuwar yawa kaka (If death is going to take everybody, not me alone, let it come.)
“So, you can see, if Buhari says he is fit and wants to continue, I wish him goodluck.”