Buhari ‘President is still popular with Nigerians,’ Femi Adesina says

Adesina also said that those claiming that the president’s popularity had decreased did not have scientific evidence to back up their claim.

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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said that the president is still popular with the people.

Adesina also said that those claiming that the president’s popularity had decreased did not have scientific evidence to back up their claim.

The presidential aide made the comments during an interview with Vanguard.

Excerpts below:

What was the magic wand the President applied that gave the APC victory in Ondo?

As a political watcher, because I am a political watcher, it could be that the people knew that APC was still the way to go. That shows that they still believe in the party and they still trust the President. 

You know a lot of people said, “If Buhari is involved, then, we trust the President, we trust that it will be right, it will be fair, it will be transparent and there will be integrity in it.”  So, it is something that also worked for APC in Ondo State.

So for you the Ondo victory means the people have not deserted Buhari?

Those saying that President Buhari’s popularity has waned are not being scientific. I wish they can back it up with scientific proof.  You will be amazed if you carry out a scientific exercise, the vote of confidence in the President will be overwhelming because, despite the tough time people know that serious work is going on and that with a bit of patience, better days will come for the country.    And the number of people who are willing to wait for things to turn round are more than people who are not willing to wait.    I have said that before.

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