US President Donald Trump and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO.

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has condemned the report by US President Donald Trump that President Muhammadu Buhari is a “lifeless President.”

In a statement by the group’s Chairman and Secretary, Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Maduekwe, BMO insisted that Buhari was fit and capable of running for the 2019 elections.

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The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari is fit and capable to run for the 2019 elections and oversee the affairs of the country for four more years President Donald Trump’s hate speech notwithstanding.

“We are aware that President Trump’s disrespect for World Leaders is not new; his comments on Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, calling him ‘meek and mild’; his reference to Germany’s Leader, Angela Merkel’s actions as ‘insane’, or his outlandish Tweet at the UK’s Theresa May, and more recently, the alleged remarks he made after meeting President Buhari.

“It is indeed not the first time President Trump would be heard to lower the standards of respect for his colleagues on the World Stage. We are not surprised, we know that this age-long character of the US President would not change anytime soon. But it is important that we put it on record that President Buhari remains fit and sprightly, even for the next decade.”