- President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to comments and allegations that his administrative machinery is slow
- The president said that such opinions about him are not true
- He questioned the whereabouts of those who claim to be fast
President Muhammadu Buhari at a meeting with Nigerians in the Diaspora on Thursday, September 27, in New York responded to claims that he is slow and sluggish in bringing about the change he promised the country during his 2015 campaign.
On his official Twitter page, the president said that people wrongly refer to him as ‘Baba Go Slow'. In his reply to the claim, he said: “Sometimes people call me ‘Baba Go Slow.’ Those who were going fast –where did they go to?”
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that the president, addressing Nigerians in Canada and United States (US), said that he was not slow as some people had assumed, saying he was trying to follow the law, especially as democracy is different from military rule.
He recalled that he put people in Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos when he was a military head of state and then ensured they remained in custody until they were able to prove themselves innocent.
Buhari, however, said his administration was making progress but had to go by the law assuring that “if I win the next election and I survive the next four years, I will do better”.
“I’m always conscious of the ordinary people because they are the ones that always vote for me. A lot of big men have no time to go and queue on the line for hours.
“There were even pregnant women who were on the line for hours and they delivered. They are my constituencies; they always vote for me,” Buhari said.
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