Reformist Writer Paul Powell Unveils Inner Struggles of Former Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Renowned author Paul Powell has brought to light the intricate balance between duty and morality that former President Muhammadu Buhari grappled with during his time as both a military Head of State and a civilian President of Nigeria.
In his newly released book, titled ‘Conversations with Muhammadu Buhari’s Conscience,’ readers are invited to delve into the underlying motives behind the pivotal choices made by General Buhari during his dual roles as a military leader and a democratically elected head.
Presented by the publishers, this comprehensive exploration encompasses Buhari’s leadership span, from his military tenure between 1983 and 1985 to his democratic presidency spanning from 2015 to 2023.
The book seeks to offer a well-rounded perspective, incorporating viewpoints from both proponents and critics of his governance.
The official statement states: “Embark on an enlightening expedition through the inner turmoil faced by former President Muhammadu Buhari as he navigated the helm of Nigeria’s leadership. Author Paul Powell takes readers on a personal journey through the clash between Buhari and his moral compass. This compelling literary work delves profoundly into the psyche of a leader torn between the call of duty and the pull of ethics, shedding light on the pivotal decisions that shaped the destinies of more than 200 million Nigerians.”
“From Buhari’s military leadership during 1983-1985 to his role as the democratically elected President from 2015 to 2023, this book unravels the intricate dance between power and conscience. Powell’s interactions with Buhari’s inner conscience provide unprecedented insights into the driving forces behind the leader’s momentous choices.”
“Through chapters such as ‘Buhari’s Conscience: Navigating the Unseen,’ ‘Unveiling the Cabal’s Influence,’ and ‘Eight Years of Tensions with Tinubu,’ readers are bound to be captivated by the exploration of the challenges presented by a conflicted conscience, the impact on Buhari’s moral and ethical principles, and the avenues available for society to hold leaders accountable when they fall short of communal expectations.”
“Furthermore, the book offers a roller coaster of emotions in its assessment of the Buhari Presidency, featuring compelling justifications from both supporters and critics of the administration. Prominent figures, including Shehu Sani, el-Rufai, Peter Obi, Aliko Dangote, Garba Shehu, Dele Momodu, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, lend their perspectives, culminating in a well-balanced and thought-provoking analysis. To obtain copies, readers have the option to pre-order the digital edition or secure the print version in either paperback or hardcover via Amazon.”