Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has replied the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on the latter’s statement about the president deciding not to deal with him and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Mr Adesina had written in his usual Friday article in reaction to an advertorial by Mr Wike praising the president for approving the refund of N78.9 billion spent on federal roads.
“There was also the then Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, who had formed a tag team with Wike in the anti-Buhari tendency. The President could have dealt with them in many ways, either overtly or covertly, but he let them be. He was a father ready to tolerate his many children, irrespective of their differing idiosyncrasies, propensities and predilections,” Adesina had written.
Tweeting in response on Sunday, Fayose wrote: “On the comment by my brother and friend, @FemAdesina, on the President not ‘dealing with myself and Gov Wike,’ President Buhari, in my opinion is an ‘Accidental President,’ who is not only clueless but unconscious of happenings in his own Presidency.
“A man who can’t defend or protect his immediate family is not in any way better than an effigy.
“If not, those around him won’t be talking about a President ‘punishing’ serving governors or even ordinary Nigerians as if they are his servants.
“Femi Adesina, do you realize I have been quiet for a while, having concluded that Buhari’s Presidency is deaf and dumb? So don’t wake a sleeping lion so as not to be confronted with consequences you can’t contend with.”