According to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari will make a terrific entertainer after his administration.
This was said by Osinbajo on Friday as he was proposing a toast for Buhari at a special dinner held at the State House Banquet Hall on his behalf by his family and close friends to celebrate his 80th birthday.
Referring to the President’s “sense of humour,” He remembered how the President used humor to defuse the situation and get him to change his mind about sending a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission asking them to look into allegations of corruption made against him.
“Mr. President is a very humorous man and I think he would make a very good career in entertainment one way or the other when he retires. One day, I went to him because they were some allegations that were made against me. And I was so angry, so I went to him to show him the letter I had written to the EFCC to investigate.
“He looked at it and looked at me and because he calls me VP or Professor depending on his mood. This time he said, ‘VP, why do you worry yourself about all these people? These people just make all sorts of allegations, they make all sorts of stories up, even they are saying that I am about to get married again. And even some foolish people were waiting at the National Mosque, waiting for me to come and marry again,” he said.
Buhari was praised by Osinbajo for guiding the country with “great courage and commitment,” “I invite your excellences, ladies and gentlemen, to join me in proposing this toast to a man who has led this country with such courage, drive, and commitment for so many years. He is an outstanding leader who is frank and honest, a kind and kind guy.
“We pray that the almighty God will preserve his life for very many years to come and that he will live all of these many years in good health, peace, joy and with the love of all of our country men.”
Buhari, meantime, declared that he will not miss the Aso Rock Villa much due to the persistent harassment from some Nigerians who have disregarded his attempts to improve the nation.
Additionally, he stated that despite his best efforts, they do not appear to be sufficient.
In a documentary shown during the meal, Buhari stated, “I wonder if I am going to miss much. I think I’m being harassed. I believe I’m trying my best but still my best is not good enough. Because there are people around that think that they can intimidate me to get what they want instead of going through certain systems to earn whatever they want to earn. And they are some people who want to be clever.”
Atiku Bagudu, the governor of Kebbi; Aminu Masari, the governor of Katsina; Kayode Fayemi, the former governor of Ekiti state; Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation; Ibrahim Gambari, the president’s chief of staff; and other business leaders, including Nduka Obaigbena, the chairman of AriseTV and the Thisday Group.
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