Media Chat: Despite Criticism, Garba Shehu Says Buhari Did Well

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The president’s special adviser Garba Shehu has praised Muhammadu Buhari for the successful conduct of .

Shehu expressed confidence that President Buhari had demonstrated his sincere interest in the lives of Nigerians and resolution to work further to ensure positive change in the country.

According to Leadership, the senior special assistant of the president on media and publicity made a claim on Saturday, January 2.

“He was unpretentious throughout. This alone had the effect of reinforcing his reputation for candour. But he also showed a softer side of himself. He joked, he laughed and showed flashes of frustration and he was characteristically himself: calm, self-confident, composed and not for a moment did he try to be someone other than himself.

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“The important take-away from my point of view is, beyond there being a ‘New Sheriff in Town’ in the president as Commander-In-Chief, the president used the occasion to go over the heads of the editors to engage the millions of viewers, forcefully driving home his sometimes bitter points of view on a wide variety of issues. He put up a brave presence and a brave defense on key issues of the day –security, corruption, economy and the indivisibility of the country.

“Talking about candour, it is very rare that when asked a question, the leader of a country will say I don’t have the answer, I will seek explanation from so, so or that I will instruct the Central Bank to issue a statement on that. This is why when he speaks the public believes him, because he does so with sincerity. This is something that helps public perception. A leader who knows it all by himself is not what a country needs.”

It is worth noting, however, that the presidential media chat was followed by harsh criticism, both  from the side of the politicians and the country citizens.

One of the things that prompted public outrage was Buhari’s .

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