Buhari a reformed democrat – Amosun

Buhari and Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun has described President Buhari as a patient man who has reformed himself in line with democratic ethos.

“I wish I had his patience. He would listen to everybody, and then take a decision,” the Ogun State governor said. “He is a reformed democrat.”

Mr. Buhari ruled Nigeria between late 1983 and August 1985 as a military head of state following a coup d’etat.

Amongst the major concerns his critics raised when he was campaigning to rule Nigeria again as a democratic leader was his respect for democratic institutions.

Mr. Amosun featured alongside Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Babatunde Fashola in a documentary series that is set to hit the airwaves beginning tonight.

Excerpts of the documentary, which the State House billed as an attempt to make Nigerians see the ‘human side’ of Mr. Buhari, were made available to PREMIUM TIMES Sunday morning.

Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina said the documentary titled: ‘The Human Side of President Buhari’ would depict the septuagenarian in a way never before.

“It is made up of interviews from close aides of the President and some others who have worked closely with him, carefully put together to show a side of the President that many would love to see,” Mr. Adesina explained. .

“He gives you things to do, and leaves you strictly to do those things. No interference at all, once he has confidence in you….And he cracks those jokes, and manages to still keep a straight face,” Mr. Osinbajo said in his description of the president.

“He gave me some priority projects: Mokwa/Jebba road, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, and Second Niger Bridge…He never appends his signature to anything, unless you’ve explained, and he understands it.” Mr. Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, said.

The 55-minute documentary is scheduled to air on NTA tonight from 8:00 p.m.

Channels Television would broadcast it on Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day) between 8-9:00 p.m.


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  • MP-001* [Joint Chief]

    So it takes a stage managed and carefully choreographed documentary for the led to see the ‘human side’ of the leader. I must say one of Buharis biggest mistakes is his choice of handlers who are yet to step away from the 18th century and its archaic ways of thinking and doing things

    • Okakuoofbenin

      Yes bros, it’s called image laundry

  • Intrepid

    Two-edge sword people..

  • Mani_Kay

    DOCUMENTARY OF LIES & HYPOCRISY

    I hope they included Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Tunde Bakare, Femi Falana, Wole Soyinka, Olusegun Obasanjo, Father Mbaka, Pat Utomi, Oby Ezekwesili, Chukwuma Soludo, Festus Odumegwu and others in the documentary which is nothing but a celebration of lies and hypocrisy.

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  • Chuma Anierobi

    What does that statement mean?

  • obiora

    That statement from Ibukunle Amusu is how to avoid EFCC under Buhari. Buhari is using EFCC as personal criminal Gang. But why will Buhari documentary taken Place of Christ documentary on Christmas Day. Christians in Nigeria Is Buhari now Our Christ?.

  • obiora

    Short PASTOR Oshi-Mbaji are you realy a Christian Pastor or Muslim Immam. Why is Tyrant Buhari Documentary to take place of Christ Documentary on Christmas day?.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    More Nigerians have been killed extra-judicially in the last two and half years than the whole of Africa put together in the same period. Many Nigerians are today detained without trial in secret places without access to family or lawyers. The impunity displayed by security agencies in a total assault on fundamental rights is unsurpassed. Forced disappearances are common and home invasions the order of the day.

    This governor is simply another liar whose utterances are guided by personal objectives instead of public interest.