Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has always been in control of his government.
This is contrary to widespread belief that there was a ‘cabal’ behind the scene pulling the strings. Shehu debunked this rumour in a recent interview on NTA.
His comments are coming a few days after the president featured in two interviews aired on Arise TV and NTA respectively.
When asked if the President’s interviews have cleared doubts that he was not in control of his government as widely rumored, shehu said:
“Yes, he has always been (in control) but there has been misperception and propaganda.”
“By his own personal style, President Buhari is not too forward and he has not been frontal on many aspects. It is certainly not a sign of lack of effectiveness or that one is not in charge.”
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“People had yearned for him to speak to Nigerians and they have advocated for this including the national parliament, passing resolutions and there he was speaking as President Buhari, nothing artificial about him.
“The largest section of Nigerians are satisfied and happy to having seen the president animated, real life, capable and exuding that confidence and capability to govern well”.