Aisha Buhari who is the wife of the president has said that her husband won the presidential election in 2015 due to his doggedness which is worthy of being emulated by Nigerians.
The Punch reports that the first lady was made this remark during the launch of a book titled, “Buhari vs Yar’Adua: Facing the future,” which was written by Opeyemi Soyombo who is the special assistant on media to Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun.
She was represented at the occasion by Dr Olufunso Amosun who is the wife of Governor Amosun.
She applauded the author of the book for documenting the legal engagement between Buhari and late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua after the 2007 presidential election.
Even though Buhari lost the court case, he still did not give up on his ambition to become president.
She said the importance of history cannot be overstated and said Nigerians have a lot to learn from the life of her husband who contested four times before he became president.
She said: “There are lots of lessons to learn from the life of President Muhammadu Buhari, most especially his doggedness and compassion for the masses. President Buhari contested presidential election consecutively four times before he eventually won in 2015.
His victory has paid off considering his passion for helping the masses and most importantly the successes recorded in the anti-corruption war of his government.
“I commend the efforts of the writer for documenting the Presidential Election suit between the candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and President Umaru Yar’Adua of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2007.
“This shows that the author has been following with keen interest elections held in the country and the petitions arising from them. In most recent shared views and writings on human and societal development, the investment made on other people gives tremendous yields; thus the facts and authenticity of the book are invaluable.”
Justice Ademola Bakre who is the chairman of the occasion called on Nigerians to come together to work for the good of the country.
He noted that there was rot in the judiciary but urged Nigerians not to pressurise judges too much.
“I want to appeal that Nigerians should allow the judges to do their job, people should stop putting unnecessary pressure on them.”