President Buhari as I think of Him
Babafemi A. Badejo, Ph.D.
Over time, I have learnt that it is best to focus more on what people do than what they say. That does not mean not to pay attention to what people say because there are people who say it as they see it. What they say, you can literally take to the bank. There are others who say the opposite of what they intend to do and as soon as they speak, you know you have to do a lot of analysis to arrive at what they are likely going to do. Then there are those who keep extremely mum as the dust swirls around them. They possibly can see trends and want to avoid being pigeonholed. They either expect the dice to fall in their favour to subsequently rejoice. If the dice doesn’t fall as preferred or even as discretely engineered, they would find it easy to beat a retreat without losing anything. Of course, we can build several personality types along the continuum of those who say what they mean and those who say the exact opposite as well as those who claim to be diplomatic as if diplomacy is the art of lying.
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