SWITZERLAND, OCTOBER 22 – US-based scholar and political commentator, Professor Farooq Kperogi has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s reputation for philandering is well known.
In a series of tweets, the professor said: “Buhari’s womanising is well-known to both his former military colleagues and people who have been politically associated with him since 2003.”
Kperogi also posted an excerpt from a book written by former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida to back up his claims.
Kperogi was responding to recent rumours that the president was getting married to another woman, whom many believe is the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadia Umar Farouk.
Below is his statement:
Buhari’s Reputation for Philandering– I honestly wouldn’t have bothered with this issue but for the number of well-meaning people who seem genuinely incredulous that Buhari could have extramarital affairs (as if he were some unerring saint) and, worse, reward his mistresses with appointments.
Buhari’s womanizing is well-known to both his former military colleagues and people who have been politically associated with him since 2003. It doesn’t bother me, frankly, because we all have our weaknesses. I’m only concerned because he allowed his weakness to influence his politics and policies.
Someone who knows Buhari intimately shared this excerpt of page 10 of Dr. Dele Sobowale’s book titled, LETTING A THOUSAND FLOWERS BLOOM (IBRAHIM B. BABANGIDA 1985 – 1992) and added that it faithfully captured Buhari.
Sobowale wrote: “Buhari never drank nor smoked. His only known vice was women. He must have been some sort of a sexual athlete. One officer who served with him in two stations had this to say: ‘You can leave your money, bottle of hot drinks or packets of cigarettes with Buhari, go away for several months and return and find nothing would be missing. But leave your girlfriend or sister with him and you might return to find her pregnant.’ That might be an exaggeration but he had that reputation.”