President Muhammadu Buharis aides have started reacting to the decision taken by one of Nigeria newspaper
The Punch said the President is operating as if the country is under a military regime.
Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity on his Twitter handle said that if you decide to call President Buhari (him) Major General, he
If you decide to call him Major General, he wasn’t dashed the rank, he earned it. So, you are not completely out of order. The fact that you can do so is even another testimony to press freedom in Nigeria.— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) December 11, 2019
Also speaking on the same issue Bashir Ahmad, Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media said: ‘Major General’ will forever be attached to his name, he earned it. Calling
‘Major General’ will forever be attached to his name, he earned it. Calling him that is another form of RESPECT and it doesn’t change the fact that Muhammadu Buhari is President, Federal Republic of Nigeria till 2023.— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) December 11, 2019
Fun fact: huge numbers of his supporters voted the General.
Before, during and after 2019 election, PDP and its presidential candidate had called the President ‘Major General Buhari’ thousands times and it didn’t stop Nigerians from trusting and giving their President another four years mandate. Calling him that will NEVER be a bad thing.— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) December 11, 2019
So Bakare called our President, "General Buhari" a few days ago. Today, @MobilePunch announces they will refer to our President as General Buhari. But of course, he's a General. It's just like those who think they are abusing me by calling me an old woman. I'm an old woman.— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) December 11, 2019