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Aisha Buhari shares video on why presidents shouldn’t have praise singing advisers

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Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, has shared a video on why presidents should listen to advice and not surround themselves with advisers that tell them “what they want to hear”.

Aisha took to microblogging platform, Twitter on Friday to share the video of Julius Malema, a top shot South African politician, advising President Cyril Ramaphosa against surrounding himself with praise singers.

The development comes 72 hours after she and her husband returned from a five-day trip to Saudi Arabia. Buhari’s allies, including Maman Daura, and Isa Funtua, whom she had disagreed with, were with the president while he was abroad.

In the video, Malema told Ramaphosa, who has just been reelected, to avoid people who “thrive through patronising presidents”.

He said: “We hope that you will be a president of a country free government. There are people who thrive through patronising presidents.

Aisha shared the video with hashtags “listen to advice” and “team work”.

“They tell you all you want to hear. And as a result, you’re unable to make informed decisions. Because you surrender yourself with prisoners, and yes men and yes women.

“You need someone who is going to be honest with you; the position you occupy needs someone who is going to be honest with you because those who failed were told many a times that they were right even when they were wrong.

“Even when the constitutional courts told them you are wrong, those around them kept on telling them you’re right. And that’s where they got it wrong.”

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