The Kogi State governor, Mr. Yahaya Bello, has faulted Punch newspaper’s characterisation of President Muhammadu Buhari as a dictator.
Governor who spoke to State House Correspondents in Abuja on Thursday also pointed out that those who interpreted the report of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to mean Kogi State is the poorest in Nigeria were quoting the agency out of context.
Speaking about the Punch newspaper’s judgment of President Buhari’s administration, Bello said there has not been a more democratic ex-military head of state-turned politician in Nigeria’s political history, opining that whoever tagged him a dictator might actually be the one wishing to be a dictator.
''Mr. President is the most democratic president I have ever seen. This is the first time we are seeing a former military head of state that is so democratic to the extent of allowing things happening in his home front to be democratized not to talk of things happening in the country. Whoever is tagging him to be a dictator, I think that person wished to be a dictator himself not Mr. President,” the governor said.