During the 2015 electioneering campaign, the All Progressive Congress (APC) sells Muhammadu Buhari to millions of Nigerians as a poor man who cannot afford to buy the party ticket, but with the help of friends and associates, he eventually becomes the party candidate and also rides on that ” Marketing Power ” of being poor to become Nigeria’s President.
The narrative of President Buhari‘s being poor continues to be questionable among Nigerians, but Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu reportedly stand on it that President Buhari Is Poor. The highly controversial minister of communication Adebayo Shittu, who’s skipped the one-year mandatory NYSC programme made this claim while speaking in an interview with noted investigative journalist Edmund Obilo for his Twinkle programme.
According to Dictionary & Thesaurus.com, define poor as somebody that lack sufficient money to live at a standard considered comfortable or normal in a society. In 2015 electioneering campaign process, President Buhari was sold to Nigerians as somebody that’s poor with 153 cows at his Duara’s farm.
The question now is that if Barrister Shittu claimed that Buhari is poor with the handsome military retirement benefit he enjoys as former head of state, this same Shittu disclaimed the fact that Nigerians are poor, then the sanity for studying law should be questioned.
Buhari Cannot be Poor:
— edmund obilo (@eobilo) October 25, 2018
Here’s what Nigerians are saying about Buhari being Poor.
I guess the definition of poverty by Buharists is quite different from what we know. Maybe they should come up with their measuring criteria so we know who are the rich people in Nigeria are. 🤔
— ‘Mide Olubi (@mideolubi) October 26, 2018
I hate listening to the man, all these lies cannot work again
— Otuogbai Ojemeri Sunday (@godblessojes) October 25, 2018
Even Adebayo Shittu became mega rich after he became a minister…we all know…we can’t be deceived
— Matthew Enus (@MattEnus) October 25, 2018
He could be referring to mental poverty
— Ogbaji John Omenka (@ogbaji_omenka) October 25, 2018
Perhaps, mentally? In capacity? Disposition to honesty or being presidential?
— @willymoreero (@willymoreero) October 26, 2018