The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has stated that Nigerians pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari before he decided to run for President in 2015.
Recall that Buhari contested more than three times before he got elected as President the fourth time.
Shehu said that some Nigerians persuaded and pressured President Buhari to run for the position.
Garba Shehu said this on Channels TV while reacting to the comment made by President Buhari that he has given his best to Nigeria having served as a governor, a minister, and a president.
Reacting, Shehu said the President was right to have said he had given his best to the country.
“The president can be very casual sometimes in speaking and jovial and jocularly; I think this is what people fail to understand of him. They need to understand how he was persuaded and pressured to even run in the first instance.
He had served as governor, minister and military Head of State and that’s the highest it could get. He had retired home and Nigerians came and said you are the right person for this moment, we need you. It took some persuasion.
So, yes, it is right for the person to say he has given his best and when the time is up, some other person will take over.”