Speaking in Abuja during the launch of a book titled "Muhammadu Buhari, the Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria", former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, expressed thanks to God that he and President Muhammadu Buhari did not settle their differences by “looking at each other through the barrels of guns”.
According to TheCable News, the former military leader who made a speech during the launch of the book authored by Proffessor John Paden, Obasanjo described Buhari as an upright man, and to buttress this point, he went down memory lane in recalling an encounter he had with Buhari, when the incumbent president served under him as a commissioner.
“President Buhari and I have had many encounters, but most of them in parallel. Not too long ago, we had a direct opposition at the ballot box. But even then, it did not affect our relationship. And fortunately, we didn’t have to look at each other through the barrels of our guns. I thank God for that.
“On one occasion when President Buhari was a commissioner for petroleum, he went for an OPEC meeting in Saudi Arabia, and each leader of a country was given a special gold coin. President Buhari, then an army officer, came back to show his superior the gold medal which was very expensive, and said: ‘This I was given, if I give you, promise me that you won’t give it to somebody else.’
“And that came about because one of his colleagues bought me a hand-made shoe, and after I discovered that it was too luxurious, I gave it to my ADC. I believe President Buhari heard about that story, and he wanted to make sure that I didn’t give out the gold coin… But don’t ask me where the coin is today,” he said as the audience, which paid rapt attention to the elder statesman, erupted in laughter.
The book, a biography, chronicled the struggles, and the career of the President Muhammadu Buhari until May, 29, 2016, when he assumed office as a democratic leader.SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>