Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s greatest competent politician, whose reputation is expected to address the country’s challenges.
“The President (Mr Buhari) is possibly the most popular Nigerian politician that we ever had in generations. He is possibly the only person who can go into a place or somewhere without bossing people to gather and they will come and listen to him speak,” Mr Osinbajo stated this on Saturday during an interview conducted with high ranking officials of the Nigerian High CommissionLocated in the United Kingdom in Abuja.
“We need that level of credibility to be able to solve problems in our country. And I think because of his (Mr Buhari? level of credibility, despite everything, he is still the only one that can call everyone, and even people who do not necessarily agree with him know that he is a man of his words.”
Mr Buhari has long been touted as an incorruptible leader. He himself flaunted his untainted bonafide recently at a meeting with leaders of South-East where he boasted that nobody can pin him with any illicitly acquired wealth or property.
Mr. Buhari has long been hailed as a leader who is unaffected by corruption. He recently flaunted his untainted bona fides at a meeting with leaders from the South-East, boasting that no one can accuse him of acquiring wealth or property through illegal means.
Nonetheless, the president’s aides and associates, including Isa Funtua, Babachir Lawal, Abdulrasheed Bawa, and Okoi Obono Obla, have been exposed for corruption, despite the president’s refusal to look into the evidence.
According to Mr Osinbajo on security issues, he said “Security challenges that we have didn’t show up in one day but it is the government, the people, the men and women that will handle them.
“We happen to be that government, and I am very convinced that we are entirely capable of handling it. I think we are in the best possible position to solve these problems,” Mr Osinbajo added.
Before 2015, Mr Buhari was seen as a trustworthy and popular leader, but his popularity has waned as a result of rising insecurity and grave human rights violations, according to numerous critics.