President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina, says Nigerians cannot order the president around even though they elected him.
In a recent interview on Nigeria Info FM on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Femi Adesina could be heard defending Buhari and insisting that his distant style of communicating with Nigerians is the President’s style.
“He has had three national broadcasts in about a month. What else do they want?
“Some people think because whether they elected a president or didn’t elect him, you must lead your president by the nose. It doesn’t happen.
“The fact that you have elected a man does not mean then you begin to order him around.
“The president will continue to do whatever is good for the country at any given time.”
When asked during Tuesday’s interview why the president would not organise another media chat, Adesina said it’s simply the president’s style.
“There are many ways to communicate and different platforms of communication are being used by this president.
“I dare say that there’s enough information out there about government and its activity.
“If this president elects not to have a media chat like his predecessors, it’s a matter of style.
“Every president has the right to determine the style he wants,” he said.
Watch the video below.
The fact that you elected a man doesn't mean you can order him around – Femi Adesina tells a Nigerian who asked that President Buhari should have a media chat with the press. pic.twitter.com/opTwQQM4Bj
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