Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo recently presided over the launch ceremony of two books dedicated to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari. It was at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria. Akufo-Addo was full of praise for his senior.
“The world will miss the leadership acumen of President Muhammadu Buhari when he leaves office.”
Buhari will leave office on May 29 after serving a two-term of eight years.
The Ghanaian president said ECOWAS, Africa, and the world at large will miss Buhari’s leadership qualities. As leaders, we all have our high and low moments, but I have no doubt that posterity will be kind to Muhammadu Buhari,” The Ghanaian President added.
“President Buhari, we will miss you. West Africa, Africa, and indeed, the world will miss your leadership. The leadership of a military ruler turned consummate democrat who was extremely solicitous of Nigeria’s and Africa’s interests and who sought principles in all decisions which he took.
“I’m yet to have a book written about me, let alone author one myself. I have some 19 months to leave office, and I guess I have to take a cue from my senior and hope the books will give about me.”
Meanwhile, the books: “State of Repair: How Muhammadu Buhari Tried to Transform Nigeria for the Better” authored by Anthony Goldman, a former journalist and ex-Africa editor of the Financial Times of London; and “The Legacy of Muhammadu Buhari” by Abu Ibrahim, former representative of southern Katsina senatorial district — raked in over N500 million during the presentation.
The President-elect Bola Tinubu and the Vice-President-elect Kashim Shettima obtained copies of the book for a combined amount of N40 million.
Abdulsamad Rabiu, chairman of BUA Group, generously purchased copies of the books with the sum of N200 million
Aliko Dangote, the chairperson of the Dangote Group, contributed N100 million to acquire copies of both books, and Muhammed Idimi purchased copies for the same amount.
The books were reviewed by Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti; and Abubakar Abba, deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Abuja.