Former President Muhammadu Buhari has asserted that he doesn’t yearn for his presidential tenure, revealing this in an interview with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).
This marks his inaugural interview since stepping down from office on May 29, 2023.
When questioned about any aspects of his presidency he misses, Buhari responded with a succinct “Miss. I don’t think I miss much.”
The preview of the interview was shared by NTA on its X handle, with the full version scheduled for broadcast on Monday at 10:30 pm.
Buhari had previously declared that he wouldn’t feel a void from his time in office, attributing this sentiment to feeling “harassed.” In December 2022, he expressed his dedication to serving Nigerians but acknowledged that his efforts fell short of expectations.
“I believe I’m trying my best, but still my best is not good enough. I wonder if I am going to miss much. I think I’m being harassed,” Buhari had said.
Between 2015 and 2021, Buhari spent 171 days on medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
2017 alone accounted for 152 days away.
“I think only my doctor can honestly answer this question,” he had said while speaking on the nature of his illness when he was president.