President Goodluck Jonathan’s Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe has said that the refusal of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to participate in presidential debates, was an indication of the retired General’s mental and intellectual weakness.
Writing on his Facebook page, Okupe said:
Buhari will not debate anywhere. Reason:All the organisers are compromised according to him.
So what will they do? He believes all the organisers are so corrupted that he and his team suspect they may give President Jonathan the questions before time. If that is their problem there is a simple solution. Meet wt organisers and request that all quetions except follow ups be given to all candidates Prior to the debate.
However watching his perfomance on channels this morning at the, hurriedly put together, meeting with business community in lagos, the reason for the rejection for a proper debate become too clear.
General Buhari unarguably has little mental capacity, extreemly superficial if not pedestrian
Understanding of good governance and embarrassing achaic knowlegde of developmental economics.
Apart from the obvious choreography employed throughout the 40mins discussion it was impossible for an informed and impartial observer to go away with anything.
There were no policy statements, No insight into any directions their government will be going. Nothing to compare with what is in place now. Lowest point was Buhari’s mundane and unintelligent response to the very cogent question raised by foluso phillips, chairman NESG.
No one in his right sense will expect much from a 40min dialogue with the lagos business group but Nobody also would have expected such an abysmally poor and shallow performance from a man who hopes to govern Nigeria in 2015.
Rising through the ranks in the Army may give a man a school certificate status but the basic intellectual backwardness and restricted exposure will pose a serious challenge when high level cerebral perfomance is required as it will be for an occupant of the seat of the President.