Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has given some insight on the public speaking skills of President Muhammadu Buhari after he was criticized for his performance at ‘The Candidates’, last week and avoiding the presidential debate.
According to Osinbajo, Buhari is not an Orator, however, his integrity sets him apart as a leader. He revealed this at an event organised by Christian leaders and youth in Lagos on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
He said, “He (Buhari) is not an orator. My business is oratory, I’m a lawyer. The reason why you have a person like that is integrity.
“For the first time in Nigeria, you do not have people confident enough to say that, ‘I’m going to do a deal with Mr President’, ‘I’m going to make away with the country’s resources’. You don’t have that.
“Part of the reasons why so many people and so many of our forgotten elite are angry and anxious is because he (Buhari) doesn’t deal lightly with the resources of the country. We’re no longer in that business.
“That’s the reason why I’m very confident that if we have a man like that for another four years, our country will be much better because the resources will not be stolen.”
On the president’s performance during the town hall, Osinbajo said…
“I sat opposite the interviewer, Kadaria, and I was telling her repeatedly that the audience can hear you but we can’t hear you well because of the connectivity of her microphone and ours.
“I don’t think that there’s any problem with the president’s health or anything. Yesterday (Saturday), he was in two states campaigning. The man is as sane, as well, as fit, and as healthy as anyone.”