Speaking on Monday during the launch of a book, "Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria" by John Paden, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, says President Muhammadu Buhari is “slow but steady” in his approach to governance “now that he is older and given his experience”.
According to TheCable News, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who spoke at the book launch written by the professor of international studies, said;
“During the campaign, he surprised many by his agility and the broad canvas on which he operated.
“In tracing the evolution of Buhari, the national leader, the author’s assertion that military rule is based on the power its holders can wield, while civilian rule is based on the legitimacy derived from elections, is a point with which I dare not debate.
“Buhari’s career embodies this, hence his transition from being a military ruler to being a civilian leader, who subjected himself to the rigors and uncertainty of elections four times. Thrice he patiently went to court, seeking redress from electoral manipulation.
“The author, quite accurately, remarked on the Buhari victory equation, as flowing from Northern grassroots support and coalition-building with the South West as well as with other tendencies,” he said.
The former Lagos state governor, Tinubu noted that Paden, in the book, succinctly explained the transition from the Buhari in uniform to one in civilian garb.
“He notes that in terms of style of leadership, Buhari as a young military head of state was in a hurry. However, now that he is older and given his experience, he is ‘slow but steady’ in his approach to governance,” he said.