Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said his principal was “was persuaded and pressured” to contest for President in 2015.
Buhari is in his second term in office, and will leave when his tenure expires in May 2023.
Shehu, speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, stated that President Buhari is right to blow his trumpet anytime the opportunity presents itself.
“The president can be very casual sometimes in speaking and jovial and jocularly; I think this is what people fail to understand of him. They need to understand how he was persuaded and pressured to even run in the first instance.
“He had served as governor, minister and military Head of State and that’s the highest it could get. He had retired home and Nigerians came and said you are the right person for this moment, we need you. It took some persuasion.
“So, yes, it is right for the person to say he has given his best and when the time is up, some other person will take over,” Shehu said.