How Buhari Was Convinced To Wear Suit

How Buhari Was Convinced To Wear Suit

For his first campaign shoot last year President Muhammadu Buhari wore not traditional Nigerian outfit, but a suit. That's the first and likely the last time Buhari will dress that way!

How Buhari Was Convinced To Wear Suit

Some Nigerians were quick to mock him while others respected Buhari for the elegant look.

Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers state, speaking at the red summit gala which held at the Harbor point, off Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island Lagos last night, narrated a story of how he convinced APC leader to change his clothes for this fashionable style.

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Amaechi said: "Buhari said to me, do we have to do all these paparazzi, Amaechi you know my nature but I said him, sir you have to wear this suit so that Nigerians can see the handsome side of you.

“We had to convince him and then he finally obliged us and today, that photo shoot is still the best he has ever had. We were able to present the other side of the president that most people did not know...most peeps didn't know he can laugh but we brought out that side of him. 

How Buhari Was Convinced To Wear Suit

“On behalf of the campaign and Buhari, I thereby appreciate Debola Williams and Chude Jideonwo for their hard work and achieving a feat that many thought they couldn't achieve.

“When I gave the job to them, I took a risk. Why? There was a company from America, another from Britain that wanted to do this job and handle the campaign for us but I wanted these young men to do it and I was ready to take the risk, fail or succeed with them and look where we are. 

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“Yes God won the election for us but used them and Nigerians." he said.

Rotimi Amaechi was director general of the Buhari campaign organisation, a position he got after he was seemingly passed over as nominee for the vice president slot.


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