Lifeless president: Presidency speaks on Trump’s comment, foreign powers deciding Buhari’s re-election bid

The Presidency has said its not worried by the comment allegedly credited to the United States, US, President, Donald Trump about President Muhammadu Buhari.

Financial Times had reported that Trump after meeting with Buhari a few months ago, said he never wanted to meet, someone as ‘lifeless’ as Buhari again.

Reacting to the report, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the presidency has no official position on the alleged comment.

Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Adesina said the information was not ascribed to anybody, hence it is “not verified”.

“If it is unverified as it came out, then the presidency has no comment. It does not pass any concerns of good journalism,” he said.

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On whether the comment would affect Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid, Adesina stressed that the statement was inconsequential.

“No, it won’t. Nigerians are the ones that would ultimately elect their president; no foreign power will determine who gets elected ,” he said.


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