- President Muhammadu Buhari has clocked 78 years and a flurry of encomiums has been pouring for him
- Among the eulogists is the president's media adviser Femi Adesina who described him as "ramrod straight man from Daura"
- Adesina also cleared airs on the president being cloned by Jubril from Sudan, describing it as ridiculous
Femi Adesina, a special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, has showered a flurry of encomium on his principal as he marks his 78th birthday anniversary.
In a piece released by the president's media adviser on Thursday, December 17, titled "Buhari at 78: If only we knew this president", Adesina described him as "the ramrod straight man from Daura."
Adesina said since the president took over the helms of affairs in 2015, so many people "have chosen to believe the wrong things" about him and have "ossified their minds against the truth."
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He also labelled as ridiculous the rumours that the president was cloned by one Jibril from Sudan, saying he was not dead and replaced when he travelled out of the country in 2017 over health scare.
"This is Jubril from Sudan and not Muhammadu Buhari, who had died during the medical vacation in 2017, some people say. You have a clone in Aso Villa, not Buhari. Idiocy, sadly believed by even some intellectuals.
"Let me tell you a story. On the day the President finally returned to the country in August 2017, after months of absence, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin, was giving out his daughter in marriage.
"I had attended the church service, decked unusually in complete Agbada, with cap to match. From the wedding, I went straight to the airport to join the reception party."
Buhari played a fatherly role during EndSARS protest - Adesina
Meanwhile, Adesina commended his principal's fatherly role in handling the EndSARS protest, saying thing would have degenerated into anarchy had he (Buhari) not exercised restraint and tolerance.
Speaking through his Thursday, November 12 article titled “We Have Not Many Fathers", Adesina attributed the relative calm being enjoyed after the protest to Buhari's patience.
The presidential aide noted that the country has “many tutors, many instructors, but not many fathers" and added that Buhari is one of the country's fathers.
Adesina said when the EndSARS protest was "prolonged and eventually hijacked and misdirected", the president was not angered but rather gave the security operatives the directives to deal with the issue with a prudent force.
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