- In an exclusive interview, former President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that he continues to face persistent 'harassment' from people who flock to his Daura residence daily
- Buhari expressed that the situation has become so intense that, if the border with a nearby country were not closed, he would have considered leaving Nigeria
- Despite this, Buhari highlighted one silver lining - the freedom to wake up anytime he likes, emphasizing that he doesn't miss anything from his time in government
Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.
Daura, Katsina state - Despite residing far from the country's capital, former President Muhammadu Buhari reveals that people still visit him daily in Daura, Katsina state.
Buhari speaks on unusual visitors to Daura
The former Nigerian leader in an interview on NTA’s Conversations With History aired Monday night, November 20, expresses that he doesn't miss much about being in power.
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“People charter buses and come to see me from time to time. I thought I had stayed as far away from Abuja as possible but they still come. I would have gone to Niger if the borders were opened.”
As reported by The Punch, his candid reflections shed light on how he perceives his time post-presidency and the unexpected challenges and experiences he encounters.
Six months after handing over power to his successor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Buhari opens up about why he doesn't miss being the President.
He cites that despite trying his best, it was not good enough for Nigerians, revealing a candid perspective on his term in office and the challenges he faced, Vanguard report added.
“I believe I’m trying my best, but still my best is not good enough. I wonder if I am going to miss much. I think I’m being harassed,” Buhari stated.
Watch Buhari's full interview below
Peter Obi fires FG after Ribadu said Tinubu inherited a bankrupt country
In another development, Legit.ng reported that Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi has said the alarm raised by the federal government about the bad state of Nigeria’s finances “raises questions about the rationale behind some expenditure items in the supplementary budget recently signed into law”.
Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) during the February 2023 election, said the revelation also goes to buttress the argument that the cost of governance must be drastically reduced.
Obi shared his thoughts via his verified X (formerly Twitter) account on Thursday, November 16.
Buhari’s administration bankrupted Nigeria, says NSA Ribadu
In the first official statement regarding the government's finances after Buhari's eight-year tenure, Ribadu, speaking at the Chief of Defence Intelligence Annual Conference on Monday, November 13, stated that the government led by President Bola Tinubu inherited a country in dire financial straits, describing it as a "bankrupted country."
Ribadu highlighted that the current administration is working to recover what was taken or stolen during the previous government.