President Muhammdu Buhari of Nigeria may have become a gaffes-machine, now churning out blunders on almost a daily basis on the campaign trail.
Mr. Buhari is seeking reelection in the February 16 presidential election, but his critics say he is no longer in the right mental state to continue leading the world most populous black nation. Some have gone as far as saying that Buhari is now suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
And the president continues to prove them right. On Tuesday while campaigning in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, he erroneously told his audience that he assumed office in 2005.
It was added to the many gaffes of Mr. Buhari since he started campaigning for a second term.
He said at the Ado-Ekiti rally, “I am very pleased the vice-president is here and the chairman of the National Economic Commission [sic] has told you in detail what we are doing, especially that affects your state. I assure you what the minister of transportation said — Amaechi — because he’s in charge, he told you what we’re doing about the railways from Lagos to Kano through the states along the line; that we’re very conscious of the promises we made when came in 2005.”
Mr. Buhari had also, while campaigning recently in Warri, Delta State, referred to Great Ogboru, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Delta state, as “presidential candidate,” and subsequently “governortorial candidate.”
See below the video of his latest blunder, which has set the social media ablaze: