Those who take joy in “running down” President Mohammadu Buhari should get ready for show down. This is according to the president’s media and publicity special adviser, Femi Adesina.
In his latest article titled ” If You Can’t Take Blows Brother, Don’t Throw Blows”, Adesina said the president is a human being and a leader of the nation who should be respected.
“They want to use foul language, harangue their President, abuse him, and then, nobody must respond to defend the President. They want to dish out blows, and they don’t want to take any.
But it doesn’t work that way. If you can’t take blows brother don’t throw blows. That’s the way life goes.
For about five years, some people have made it a pastime to talk about President Muhammadu Buhari anyhow. They attempt to lead him by the nose, order him around, and call him names. The man just ignores them, and continues to work calmly for the country. And he’s making the difference in different spheres of national life. Steadily.”
Adesina, who appears ready to hit back at anyone who criticizes the president said he gave out ” some blows” last week in response to those who abused the president.
“Last week, I chose to give out some light blows. Very light ones. That was when I realized that those who had been dealing out the blows for years have nothing but glass jaws. They collapsed, and saw stars.”
Adesina took a serious jab at the former president Olusegun Obasanjo saying ” You know what? If it was former President Olusegun Obasanjo that had come under the ‘you must talk to us’ barrage like that, and on live television, he would have first cleared his throat noisily, adjusted himself in his seat, and then bellowed:
“And who are you, that I must talk to you? I say who the hell are you? Who is your father? Who is your father’s father, that you are commanding me to talk to you? Were you born when we fought a Civil War to keep this country together? Where was your father when I received the instrument of surrender from the Biafra Forces? Don’t come here and tell me nonsense. Talk to us, my foot!”
But President Buhari would not upbraid anyone like that. He rather keeps his peace. And some people have now taken liberty for license, till they begin to sound like broken records. Yes, no apologies. That’s how they sound.”
It would be observed that Adesina has in recent times resorted to attack those whom he considers opposing to the president’s style of leadership.