Femi Adesina, the Presidential Spokesman, has said that Nigerians love President Muhammadu Buhari even much more than first republic leaders like Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo.
He made this known in a released article titled: “The Essential Buhari: VP Osinbajo got it”
Adesina said he has not seen any Nigerian leader that has a popular appeal like Buhari.
Adeshina further said “When Vice President Osinbajo said Buhari was possibly Nigeria’s most popular politician that we have had in generations, I believe it, not just by the hearing of the ear, but because my eyes have seen it.”
“I am old enough to have seen our colorful and even swashbuckling politicians in action. I have seen the great Obafemi Awolowo. The charismatic Nnamdi Azikiwe (Zik of Africa). Shehu Shagari. Aminu Kano. M.K.O Abiola. Bashir Tofa, and many others in action.”
“But I have not seen anyone with the kind of attraction, magnetic pull, that Muhammadu Buhari has. And that is round the country, north and south. People swarm around him as bees do to honey.”
“I have been around the country with the President. I have also been to several countries of the world with him. I have not seen any other Nigerian leader, past or present, with his kind of allure, pull, fascination, magnetism.”
“The virulent opposition we see in the land can only be self-serving, an odious attempt to grab power for power’s sake. I’ll rather follow an honest man, for the sake of our country,” he said.