President Bola Tinubu revealed that he occasionally checks in on r, Muhammadu Buhari. He also commended Buhari for maintaining his vow not to interfere with his administration and visited his farm in Daura, Katsina State.
President Bola Tinubu has disclosed that he has occasionally checked in on his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, following his departure from office in 2023.
He made this known on Tuesday during the launch of Femi Adesina’s book “Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity (2015-2023).”
Tinubu revealed that he contacts the former president to see whether he is still alive and well and working on his farm in Daura, Katsina State.
During his remarks, Tinubu also commended Buhari for maintaining his vow not to meddle or interfere with how he conducts his administration.
He said; “When I call him (on the phone) to say, ‘Are you living? Are you going to the farm?’ you don’t hear from him (Buhari), either to nominate or intrude in the cabinet or complain about issues. Thank you for being who you are.”
He said Buhari separated himself from his administration on May 29, 2023, and returned to his hometown when he handed over authority.
According to President Tinubu: “After handing over, you (Buhari) said, ‘I will be far away in Daura but if you need me, contact me.’ I won’t intrude on whatever you are doing. I won’t interfere. I won’t breathe down your throat. We’ve partnered to make democracy flourish in Nigeria.”