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