President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday held a bilateral assembly with the Prime Minister of Great Britain on the sidelines of the Twenty-sixth Assembly of Chiefs of Commonwealth Authorities (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, during which he once again reiterated his decision to respect the maximum term limit in the Nigerian framework.
The prime minister, clearly not very familiar with the two-word maximum, asked if President Buhari would run for office one more time. To which the latter replied:
“Another term for me? No! The first one he tried didn’t end very effectively.” (Basic laughter).
On the head of the Proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, not being allowed to see his lawyers privately, the president dispelled such an insinuation, saying that the detained separatist was receiving every alternative under the regulation “to justify all issues unflattering words he had been saying to Nigeria in Britain.”
President Buhari mentioned: “He felt very safe in Britain and stated terrible issues regarding Nigeria. We finally got him when he left the UK and shipped him off to court. Let him defend everything he stated there. Your lawyers have access to it. Keep in mind that he skipped bail earlier, how are we sure he didn’t do that again if he was admitted to bail?
Regarding the willingness expressed by the prime minister to help Nigeria within the security space, the president said that serving to stabilize Libya could well be a good preliminary step, as the fall of Muammar Gaddaffi after 42 years in energy triggered his armed guards at locations within the Sahel, “and they are wreaking havoc all over the place as the only factor they know how to do is shoot guns”.
Regarding the Boko Haram insurgency, President Buhari stated that there was a great effort to teach people about the truth that only a non-serious person can kill harmless people “and say Allah Akbar (God is good). God is justice. You cannot possibly take harmless souls and attribute them to God. And the schooling course is working, people now perceive Boko Haram as anti-God, and never about faith.”
PM Johnson stated that he was delighted with the excellent news about trade between the 2 international venues, including that the UK was further reducing tariffs on some items going to Nigeria.
He described the connection between international locations as “very robust linkage”, including: “I simply need to make sure we are doing enough. It’s a huge partnership for us, and we have to capitalize on that.”
The Prime Minister offered condolences any latest attacks in Nigeria, significantly on church buildings.
Private Advisor to the President
(Media and Advertising)
June 23, 2022
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