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General News of Saturday, 8 January 2022


President Buhari was persuaded and pressured to run for office - Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said that some Nigerians persuaded and pressured President Buhari to run for president.

Garba Shehu said this on Channels TV while reacting to the comment made by President Buhari that he has given his best to Nigeria having served as a governor, a minister, and a president.

Reacting, Shehu said the President was right to have said he had given his best to the country.

“The president can be very casual sometimes in speaking and jovial and jocularly; I think this is what people fail to understand of him. They need to understand how he was persuaded and pressured to even run in the first instance.

He had served as governor, minister and military Head of State and that’s the highest it could get. He had retired home and Nigerians came and said you are the right person for this moment, we need you. It took some persuasion.

So, yes, it is right for the person to say he has given his best and when the time is up, some other person will take over.” he said

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