Nigerians have been told to stop complaining about President Muhammadu Buhari’s style of doing things and accept him as he is since they willingly voted for him.
This was the position of the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. He added that Buhari, having displayed his style of doing things for over two years now, should be understood by Nigerians.
Adesina made these comments in a phone interview with Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday. He was responding to a question by the electronic media on why Buhari is not thinking of addressing the country in a video recording.
“It is a matter of personal style; there is no style that you can call ‘the’ style. The style of our President is what you have seen on display and by now two years after he came, I am sure that we should understand him.
“We should know the kind of person he is; we should know how he prefers to do things and that is how the President is.
“That just tells you that that is the way our President is; we elected him willingly and we have seen that this is the way he is,” was the response of Adesina.
The question was sequel to a photo showing Buhari in a meeting with a delegation of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), comprising of governors and led by the party’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun in London.
Insinuations that Buhari had been on life support were heightened when Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose made the claim amid a situation where neither photos nor videos of the president had emerged since his long absence.
Many had doubted the authenticity of the Sallah message audio he was reported to have sent out to Muslims in Hausa language and demanded that either a video or photos showing the president be published to douse tension over his health concerns.
Buhari left Nigeria for a follow-up treatment in London 78 days ago having earlier spent 49 days in London for an ailment yet to be disclosed.