Buhari promised not to interfere in my administration – Tinubu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has revealed that his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, vowed not to intrude or interfere in how he runs his government.

He made this known during the book presentation in honour of Buhari on Tuesday, January 16 while thanking the immediate past president for keeping his promise so far.

The book titled; “Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity (2015–2023),” was written by Femi Adesina, Buhari’s former presidential spokesperson.

Tinubu said the former Nigerian leader has distanced himself from his administration since May 29, 2023, and went back to his hometown, Daura, Katsina state when he handed over power.

He said that he partnered with Buhari to make democracy flourish in Nigeria. The president further revealed that the only time they communicate is when he calls Buhari’s phone to ask if he is still alive and well.

He said: “After handing over, you (Buhari) said, ‘I will be far away in Daura but if you need me, contact me.’ I won’t intrude on whatever you are doing. I won’t interfere. I won’t breathe down your throat.

“We’ve partnered to make democracy flourish in Nigeria. Thank you. Except when I call him (on the phone) to say, ‘Are you living? Are you going to the farm?’ you don’t hear from him (Buhari), either to nominate or intrude in the cabinet or complain about issues. Thank you for being who you are.”