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"Buhari gets better with age like old wine"

17 June 2015, 21:36

Lagos - The Presidency has denied media reports quoting President Muhammadu Buhari as saying his age would limit his performance as Nigeria's leader.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the President¹s statement in Johannesburg, South Africa was misinterpreted.

As the saying goes, Œold wines are tasty and the President Buhari we have today is a man, like old wine, that has got tastier, Adesina stated.

Also read: Buhari promises head-on fight against corruption

At 72, yes, he can't be called a youth, but he has in quantum the wisdom, the patience, temperance and forbearance that age brings. And all these virtues he has brought to the Presidency, to make a difference in our national life.

Adesina said at 72, the Buhari persona had not changed.

He remains the simple, honest, incorruptible patriot he has always been and because Nigerians earnestly desired change, that was why they voted for him overwhelmingly at the general elections in March, this year."

He said all the virtues and values of the Buhari persona would be deployed into governance in the weeks and months ahead.

- CAJ News


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