Buhari not lifeless, group replies Trump

Muhammadu Buhari in Daura

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has responded to a Financial Times report that United States President, Donald Trump, referred to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, as “lifeless” after the two met in Washington DC in April.

BMO, in a statement signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Maduekwe, its chairman and secretary respectively, said: “President Muhammadu Buhari is fit and capable to run for the 2019 elections and oversee the affairs of the country for four more years President Donald Trump’s hate speech notwithstanding.”

It also noted that this was not the first time the US President was heard making make such derogatory remarks about world leaders, and that President Buhari should not be distracted by it.

“We are aware that President Trump’s disrespect for World Leaders is not new. His comments on Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, calling him ‘meek and mild’; his reference to Germany’s Leader, Angela Merkel’s actions as ‘insane’, or his outlandish Tweet at the UK’s Theresa May, and more recently, the alleged remarks he made after meeting President Buhari.

“But it is important that we put it on record that President Buhari remains fit and sprightly, even for the next decade,” the statement added.