The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Monday described President Muhammadu Buhari as a true democrat.
He spoke in Abuja during the public presentation of a book titled: ‘Muhammadu Buhari – The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria.’
Tinubu, who was one of the reviewers of the book, also said Buhari was a disciplined and focused person right from his youthful days till the present time.
Stressing that the President was in haste to bring changes as a young leader, he said Buhari as older leader is now slow and steady.
Other leaders including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon and former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell also eulogized Buhari at the occasion.
Tinubu said: “This authorized biography of Nigeria’s Leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, attempts a broad characterization of the different stages of his life and professional career.
“Essentially, the book explores how his professional career, his personal life and prior experiences in government shaped and prepared him for the momentous assignment he now has.
“From the book’s pages, we see a man who has lived his life on assignments that always intersected with vital moments in the nation’s history. He was a man on assignment, when, in the military, he served bravely in a civil war to keep Nigeria united.
“He was on national assignment when he became military head of state in a well-intentioned effort to straighten things out, and set Nigeria on a better path.
“When he ventured into politics and competed for the Presidency, culminating in his 2015 election victory, he was still on assignment, showing that there was no other way for this nation to go but the way of democracy, no matter how difficult the path may be.
“Now, as sitting President, he is on an assignment, against time, to undo the wrongs of nearly two decades of bad governance.
“Such is the life of this man. Always in the public eye, doing things in his different, disciplined and Spartan way. From this compelling narrative, neatly demarcated into three parts and 24 chapters, the reader is able to glean the quintessential Buhari.”