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Published On: Mon, Dec 25th, 2017

‘The Human Side of President Buhari’: He’s a reformed democrat – Amosun

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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle 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 was set to hit the airwaves beginning last night.
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 some media houses Sunday morning.
PREMIUM TIMES reports that 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 was aired on NTA last night at 8:00 p.m.
Channels Television would broadcast it on today, Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day) between 8-9:00 p.m.

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