By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, while eulogizing the President at 78, called him the most beleaguered and misunderstood leader in Nigeria’s history.
According to Adesina, who spoke via a statement on wednesday, Buhari has withstood all the malicious arrows shot at him by political opponents to trudge on unscathed, adding that if Nigerians knew the real Buhari, “they would behave differently, handle him with more care, and show him more kindness”.
“Today, everything possible has been thrown at President Buhari, including the kitchen sink. Anything. Everything. Fake news. Hate speech. Lies. False propaganda. Evil thoughts. Malediction. Odium. Opprobrium. Ogbunigwe. Ogulutu.Surface to air missiles. All offensive weapons. But the man trudges on. Calmly, sedately, peacefully.
“Too many people have chosen to believe the wrong things about President Buhari, and have ossified their minds against the truth. But then, those of us who have had the privilege to work with him studied and known him at close quarters, have a duty to tell what we have seen.