Trump's 'lifeless' remark 'shows world is against Buhari's second term bid'

2018-08-28 14:10
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Nigerians have responded with divided opinions on the report made by the Financial Times that US President Donald Trump called the Nigerian President “lifeless” after their meeting in April.

Trump reportedly remarked that he never wanted to meet someone as "lifeless" as Muhammadu Buhari again, BBC said in a report in which it quoted Financial Times 

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), a supporting group of Buhari released a statement rubbishing the alleged comment by Trump, saying it should be taken with salt.

“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,” the statement by BMO said according to BBC.

BMO noted that the remark by Trump was nothing new as he was used to making derogatory remarks at various world leaders such as calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “meek and mild” and seeing German Chancellor Angela Merkel as “insane”.

According to Daily Post, a presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria  said that the comment by Trump was a testimony that the "world is against President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid".

“The job of the Nigerian president is not the job for anybody that is vegetative. We need a strong, agile president come 2019,” the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin also reportedly said in another article by Daily Post

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