Politics

January 5, 2022

‘What comes to mind when you hear 2023 elections?’: It’s not my problem ― Buhari

Nigerian Economy

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Rasheed Sobowale

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the 2023 election is not his problem.

He said this during a special interview with Channels TV on Wednesday.

One of the interviewers, Maupe Ogun, told the President “all we are going to ask you to do is that for these last words tell us what comes to mind, maybe in one sentence or two”.

The first teaser was on Nigeria’s young people.

Responding, the president said; “I wish when they go to school, when they work hard, when they have a degree, they don’t do it thinking government must give them a job”.

“You get educated because an educated person is certainly better than an uneducated one. Even in identifying personal problems.

“So, education is not just to hang on to government to give you job. And what the colonials indoctrinated on, to have a car, to have a house, and to start work at 8 O’Clock and close at 2 O’Clock”.

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The second interviewer, Seun Okinbaloye, in a follow-up asked, “Another word, another phrase is PDP, what comes to mind?”

Without mincing words, the president in a terse response said; “PDP! Failure!”.

President Buhari had in 2015 defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Goodluck Jonathan, and again in 2019 defeated the party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Cutting the president short while commenting on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Maupe Ogun, asked, “2023 elections, what comes to mind?”.

The president replied; “It is not my problem!”.

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