Former Head of State,

Gowon also said that Buhari took over the Presidential Villa like a combatant, according to The Guardian.

The former Head of State made the comment on October 3 during the public presentation of a book titled “Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria.”

“As a combat politician, he fought to take over the Presidential Villa despite being told he would never see it,” Gowon said.

Gowon also described Buhari as a fighter and a man of destiny who is working to get things right with the economy despite the huge challenges being faced by the country.

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The book was written by Professor John Paden, an American author with special interest in developments in Nigeria, including its economic and political affairs.