Governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in the last election in Imo state, Chief Uche Nwosu, said it was wrong for anyone to designate President Muhammadu Buhari as a dictator or his administration as a regime.
Nwosu, who reacted to the Editorial of a national daily that it would henceforth address President Buhari as a ‘Major General and his administration as regime’, said nobody can strip the president of his presidential title.
According to him, what the president needs was encouragement and support and not vilification, noting that it would be Nwosu said is as “regime”, unfair to address a democratic government as a regime.
“He is not a military man but democratically elected president. We elected him as our president and anybody who is writing General Muhammadu Buhari is not fair to Nigerians. For me, he is President Muhammadu Buhari. After all, we had President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was a military man.”
The Presidential Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has also responded to the newspaper editorial, stating that addressing President Buhari by his military rank is another testimony to free speech and freedom of the press, which this administration (or regime, if anyone prefers: it’s a matter of semantics) has pledged to uphold and preserve”.
Nwosu, also commented on the removal of the FIRS chairman, Mr Babatunde Fowler, and the chairman of AMCON, DrMuiz Banire SAN and their replacements.
According to him, the President appoints people and has the right to remove base on the information available to him.
“He knows who can do the job well. When he wants to make appoint he would first of all send the person’s name to security agencies for scrutiny. For me it is about results not sentiment”.