👤By Danjuma Aliyu
The 45th President of the United States of America never wants to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the Financial Times, Donald Trump told his aides “he never wanted to meet someone so lifeless” like his Nigerian counterpart again.
The comment which surfaced this week, was allegedly made when President Buhari, 75, went on an official visit to America in April this year.
The first meeting between the two leaders in Washington, ended with the US president “telling aides he never wanted to meet someone so lifeless again.”
“Trump likes chemistry,” said a person in touch both with senior US administration officials and the Kenya delegation preparing for Monday’s meeting.
“Africa has never been high on his radar but if the big guy likes you he’ll find a way to make things work,” the article also went on to state.
President Buhari, who has treated an undisclosed illness in the UK, plans to seek re-election in 2019.
But over the weeks he is said to be panicking over his ambition as his support from the international community has dwindled.
Nigeria’s Commander in Chief has also lost a lot of good will at home and has been urged to get some rest after his first term in office.
Two former Head of States are among the prominent leaders that have told him not to seek office in the February 2019 elections, because he failed to deliver on his promise to lead the fight against insurgency from the front.
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Critics also say that President Buhari’s has not delivered on his promise to boost the economy and “kill corruption.”
The President made a blunder when he allowed a “corrupt” officer Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, to lead the fight against graft.
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Mr Magu, a perennial offender described as a “liability” to the corruption fight had his nomination as the fourth chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC rejected twice by lawmakers in National Assembly.
An indicting report sent to lawmakers about the rejected EFCC boss stated that he had failed its integrity test and “would become a liability to the anti-corruption crusade of the present administration if confirmed.”