A new book that explores the inner workings of Nigeria’s former president, Muhammadu Buhari, is set to hit the shelves this Monday.
The book, titled Conversation with Muhammadu Buhari’s Conscience, is written by Paul Powell, a reformative author who probed Buhari’s conscience, the voice that guided him through his turbulent and transformative years as the leader of Africa’s most populous and influential nation.
The book covers Buhari’s three stints as the leader of Nigeria, from 1983 when he headed a military junta to his democratic election in 2015 and his re-election in 2019. It delves into how Buhari’s conscience relentlessly picked him over his policies and actions on key issues such as poverty alleviation, security and terrorism, corruption and governance, democracy and human rights.
The book also reveals the challenges and conflicts that Buhari faced in balancing the demands of power with the voice of conscience. It exposes how Buhari’s conscience often conflicted with his advisers, his party, his opponents, his family, and even himself.
It shows how Buhari’s conscience sometimes gave him the courage to stand by his principles, but sometimes also tormented him over ill-fated decisions, spurring doubts and regrets. This reveals the complexity and vulnerability of his character, as well as the challenges he faced as a leader.
Conversation with Muhammadu Buhari’s Conscience is a captivating and insightful account of the life and times of one of Africa’s most controversial and influential figures. It is also a psychological study of a human being who had to make difficult moral choices and live with their consequences. It is a book that will appeal to anyone who wants to understand the mind and soul of a leader, as well as anyone who wants to reflect on their own ethical dilemmas and their impact on others.
The book is available for pre-order in digital format or for purchase in paperback or hardcover on Amazon. It is a must-read for anyone who cares about Nigeria, Africa, and the world.