Why Buhari Didn’t Interfere In My Cabinet Composition – Tinubu


President Bola Tinubu praised former President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 16, for refraining from meddling in the selection of his 48-member cabinet in August 2023.

The president disclosed this while giving his speech during the book presentation in honour of the former president of the country, Muhammadu Buhari.

The book titled “Working with Buhari: Reflections of A Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity (2015-2023), was written by Femi Adesina, the former presidential spokesperson.

Tinubu said: “After handing over, you (Buhari) said, ‘I will be far away in Daura but if you need me, contact me. I won’t intrude on whatever you are doing. I won’t interfere. I won’t breathe down on your throat.

“We’ve partnered to make democracy flourish in Nigeria, thank you.

“Except when I call him (on the phone) to say, ‘Are you living, are you going to the farm?’, you don’t hear from him (Buhari) either to nominate or intrude in the cabinet or complain about issues. Thank you for being who you are.”

Buhari’s wife, Aisha; ex-Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; ex-Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon; Senate President Godswill Akpabio, All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains, were among several other dignitaries who graced the book launch.


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