Buhari’s biography would have been very slim but for lies, allegations in it – Reno Omokri
One-time Special Adviser to former President, Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Mr. Reno Omokri, has described the authorised biography on the president entitled ‘Muhammadu Buhari-The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’ as an intellectually lazy work and a fallacious document.
He added that it was hastily written by the author, Professor John Paden, “to paint the protagonist in the borrowed garb of an effective leader who is cleaning the Augean Stable of misrule and corruption in Nigeria.”
In an article published on Thursday with the title: ‘The Many Lies in John Paden’s Book on Buhari,’ the former presidential aide insinuated that the book was filled with lies and accusations since President Buhari has made little or no achievements for the book to dwell on, stating that if not for the fillers, the book would be very slim.
He pointed out that Paden devoted over 60 pages out of the 284-page biography to his former principal, Jonathan, but used few sentences in two pages to talk about the president’s wife, Aisha Buhari, because he did not want to “call too much attention to the one person who could disprove all the lies in his book.”
The article reads in part, “And lies are not the main problem of Paden’s book. The main problem is that for a book on President Buhari, Paden’s book places too much focus on blaming others for the President’s shortcomings.
“One would have thought that such a book would at least talk of President Buhari’s achievements, but on second thought, when you have a President who has little or no achievements, I suppose you would have to make do with lies and accusations as fillers for a book on him otherwise such a book would be very slim.
“Let me end by saying that no matter how close Professor Paden thinks he is to President Buhari, he cannot be as close to him as the President’s own wife and mother of his kids.
“After he finished giving his procured and false whitewashed verdict of the President, the President’s wife gave the real verdict on President Buhari just a week ago as follows: “if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again.”
“No wonder that while Paden devotes over 60 pages of his 284 page book to former President Jonathan, he only devotes a few sentences in two pages (36-37) to the President’s wife, Aisha Buhari. Of course, he tried unsuccessfully not to call too much attention to the one person who could disprove all the lies in his book. Thank God for the courage of Aisha Buhari.”
While reviewing the book during its launch on October 3 in Abuja, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu had said the biography attempts a broad characterization of the different stages of the President’s life and professional career.
Via Daily Post