Shittu Praises Buhari As A Selfless Leader
A former Minister of Communication during President Buhari’s democratic first term in office, Adebayo Shittu has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to put its house in order if the party will remain relevant in 2023 and beyond.
He gave the warning when he spoke in Osogbo while featuring on ‘The Frontliners” a programme organised by the Association of Veteran Journalists, Osun State branch.
Shittu noted that with Buhari not eligible to seek another term in office in 2023, the APC might find it difficult to attract voters.
He said, “In the last two elections, Buhari got over 15 million votes and that is because he is on the ballot. From the North alone, he got over 12 million votes on each occasion.
“If the APC is not careful and put its house in order, where will the vote come in 2023 if the magnet of Buhari is no more on the ballot?
The former Minister added that Buhari remains the most selfless leader Nigeria ever had as he did not embrace the flamboyant lifestyle usually associated with political office holders in the country.
“Buhari is the most selfless leader Nigeria ever had. This is one President who when elected slashed his salary by 50 per cent
“As we also know, his lifestyle for the past 20 years has not changed. He is not flamboyant. What he is looking for is good legacy.
“Obasanjo failed when he attempted it (third term); so you think a less ambitious person would now be the one to do that? It will not happen, so I think it is not a matter we should focus on. It is a waste of time,” Shittu said.