■ Last-minute Chatham House request to save face
■ No live audience – will speak to mainly twitter users
■ Meeting restricted to only screened aides
■ Questions will be composed and screened
■ To save face, Buhari’s aides quickly contacted the Chatham House late last week, to secure a self-sponsored address spot where he would be allowed to read his own script through a live stream, rather than a live audience.
■ A long script was prepared to coach the General on issues of democracy and the future of Africa. Questions have been prepared ahead and screened while the audience are being deceived into sending in questions from Twitters for their august cyber guest.
■ The Nigerian community who were eager to keep up with activities surrounding Buhari’s visit were disappointed. For instance, Buhari, it was gathered did not show up in the first forum quickly put together at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster to generate some photo moments for his campaign.
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