The Presidency has replied Punch Newspaper decision that it will henceforth change the prefix of President with Muhammadu Buhari name, to major general.
Punch made the announcement in a editorial published today, Wednesday in protests against the Buhari’s government towards the rule of law.
But Femi Adesina, the President spokesman in a tweet, said the president wasn’t dashed the rank, but earned it.
He said, “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.”
Also, Bashir Ahmed, Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media said calling President Buhari a Major General, will never be a will never be a bad thing
“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. 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.”