Concise News reports that President Buhari made the gaffe during the presidential rally in Ekiti, on Tuesday, while he was trying to campaign for his re-election ahead of the forthcoming elections.
In a video which has gone viral on social media, Buhari while addressing the people said, “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, there is hardly anything new that I can tell you.
“I am very pleased the Vice President (Yemi Osinbajo) is here and the Chairman of the National Economic Commission has told you in detail what we are doing, especially that affects your state.
“We are very conscious of the promises we made when we were coming in 2005” instead of 2015.”
Moments after the video of the President’s gaffe went viral, Nigerians took to Twitter to react to the incident.
See some of the reactions as captured by Concise News below:
Buhari said in Ekiti today that he assumed office in 2005. "I assure you that we are conscious of the promise we made, when we came into office in 2005." 🤦🏾♂️🙄😫 pic.twitter.com/gS00ahKPcX
— 👑 DaddyMO Phd CEng 👑 🚀♠️ (@officialdaddymo) February 5, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Buhari can't remember the year he came into office, he says it's 2005.
Are there really people in their right minds who will vote for this man? He should be in an hospital recieving medical attention not leading a nation of 180m+ pic.twitter.com/aWoJ49G9ec
— Oluniyi Gates (@oluwapower) February 5, 2019
See I am tired of doing parody. You people should vote Buhari out so I will rest.
The only way to vote Buhari out is to vote for the only candidate that has the electoral capacity to defeat him and Get Nigeria Working Again.
Vote for Atiku Abubakar.
— Parodisent General Buhari (@TheMbuhari) February 5, 2019
Buhari has done it again!Today as he addressed the crowd at his Ekiti rally he told them that he was elected into office "in 2005". The senility and diseased mind that plagues this creature is getting worse by the day. Is this what some say should lead Nigeria for another 4 yrs? pic.twitter.com/gMrRDqaP8p
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 5, 2019
— Olushola Olufolabi (@olushola_shola) February 5, 2019
Your president, Buhari cant even remember the year he came into power… he said in 2005 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Y0gbRcSKJP
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) February 5, 2019
Once Buhari is defeated and leaves office, Nigeria would need to formulate a new national orientation policy to immediately begin to address the huge deficit in our psyche. To many things wrong in our ways of life and the way we do things as citizens!
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) February 5, 2019
Buhari came to power in 2005?
I do not mean to ridicule Mr. President, but I am deeply troubled about what will become of this country if Buhari returns.
Buhari is vulnerable.
Why are his supporters not bothered about the consistent gaffes and seeming amnesia of the President? pic.twitter.com/nIGhvtzgvR
— Inibehe Effiong (@InibeheEffiong) February 5, 2019
WATCH and SHARE as President @Buhari commits another blunder. He is in ondo state and refers to his venue as “Edo Central”! It is not even funny again. It is scary that this man is the President of Nigeria.
RETWEET if you agree that Buhari belongs in a RETIREMENT HOME pic.twitter.com/CL7lFWtlxN
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) February 5, 2019
Buhari in Ondo state but said Edo central senatorial candidate. This man is not well at all. His condition is critical. pic.twitter.com/Z8XVTYqX8R
— Rusty Nigerian (@femiDNL) February 5, 2019
So you want me to vote for a President who doesn't know when he came into office again?
When my education is not a waste.
VIDEO: President Buhari While addressing addressing the people of Ekiti State, said he 'came into office in 2005'. pic.twitter.com/Rp9tUFjjhj
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) February 5, 2019
Anybody still marketing Buhari can successfully market poison. He can't even remember anything, he's not aware of anything including when he took over power kai. He doesn't even know he's contesting election. His dementia is getting worse . Vote a man that knows. Atiku knows!!! pic.twitter.com/xsL7etnP0r
— Benny Umoren (@BennyUmoren) February 5, 2019
Buhari the dunderhead man said he came to office in 2005 pic.twitter.com/KxesecrJpD
— Yemi Oke™ 🇳🇬 (@GoodYemi) February 5, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: President @MBuhari has done it again.
While addressing he crowd in Ekiti State, Buhari said he came into office in 2005!
Abeg, Let's help send Baba back to Daura so he can rest.#NextLevelToDaura pic.twitter.com/1sLZ3NQyVy
— Oluwaseyi Santino (@Holluwahseyi) February 5, 2019
BUHARI'S DEMENTIA AGAIN 😭
Buhari While addressing addressing the people of Ekiti State, said he 'came into office in 2005'. pic.twitter.com/4sGI6YN3cz
— Dadiyata 🔴 (@dadiyata) February 5, 2019
All you #Buharists!@MBuhari has done it again ooh!
Ekiti State…he came to office in 2005!
Can any of you beat that?
Buhari's mental decline is TOTAL!
Why would any rational human being vote an incompetent, mentally incapacitated vegetable as President mbok?
— Eunice Atuejide (@eunice_atuejide) February 5, 2019