‘Nigerians Know Who Their President Is’ – Buhari Dismisses Relevance Of Danjuma
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the relevance of a retired General Theophilus Danjuma, noting that “Nigeria’s know who their president is “.
The president stated this in an interview with The Interview by email released in Abuja on Saturday.
He said: “And what is the vote of confidence of Nigerians in me, as expressed in the polls last year? That is what matters more, not the opinion of one man.”
It would be recalled that Danjuma had said if he says what he knows about the goings-on in the government, Nigerians would lose sleep.
The comment has been viewed in some quarters as an expression of lack of confidence in Buhari’s government, and a blow from a man who is widely believed to have been one of Buhari’s major financial pillars.
The president, however, said his re-election was a vindication of his voters’ confidence and support for him and his government’s policies.
On his relationship with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari said things were “perfect”, between them.
He was asked to rate his relationship with his deputy on a scale of one to 10. But the President replied: “Perfect. Or has he complained to you?”
The president continued, saying his critics would always look for ways to de-market him.
”You called them critics. If they are critics, you would hardly expect them to garland me. Rather, they would look for things to try and de-market me. But I am glad that as they do that,” he said.
”Millions of Nigerians know who their President truly is, and they have made it clear in 2015 and 2019 presidential elections. All countries, including the old democracies, must maintain law and order. If you look around the world, our policing operations are as restrained as any.”