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I occasionally call Buhari to find out if he’s still alive – Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has revealed that he occasionally checks up on his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari since his exit from office in 2023.

He made this known on Tuesday during the presentation of the book titled; “Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity (2015–2023),” written by Femi Adesina.

Tinubu disclosed that he calls the immediate past president to ask if he is alive and well, and engaging in agricultural activities on his farm in Daura, Katsina state.

While delivering his speech, Tinubu also thanked Buhari for keeping his promise not to intrude or interfere in how he runs his government

He said; “When I call him (on the phone) to say, ‘Are you living? Are you going to the farm?’ you don’t hear from him (Buhari), either to nominate or intrude in the cabinet or complain about issues. Thank you for being who you are.”

He said Buhari distanced himself from his administration since May 29, 2023, and went back to his hometown when he handed over power.

According to President Tinubu: “After handing over, you (Buhari) said, ‘I will be far away in Daura but if you need me, contact me.’ I won’t intrude on whatever you are doing. I won’t interfere. I won’t breathe down your throat. We’ve partnered to make democracy flourish in Nigeria.”

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