Buhari's enemies are crying like people who had raw pepper inserted into their tender and sensitive parts — Pastor Adesina

Not sure many would be smiling right now over this.

Friday, July 24, 2020

/ by Kassai David

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has said that Nigerians loyal to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan are so bitter that they fail to leave with the reality of their defeat in the 2015 presidential election.

Adesina said while he was a Buharist and still remains proudly Buharist, he feels sad for Jonathan's loyalist whom he said continue to wail for over five years like people who had raw "pepper inserted into their tender and sensitive parts."

Adesina made the statement in his weekly column following a meeting between Buhari and Jonathan on Tuesday at the State House, Abuja.

He said, "In the build-up to the 2015 general elections, the country was divided right down the middle. On one side were the Jonathanians, who supported the then incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan, and wanted him to continue in office for another term of four years.

"On the flip side were the Buharists (I was one, and remain one of them) who wanted the then former military head of state, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, elected civilian President. It was a pitched battle. O le ku, ija Ore (apologies to non-Yoruba speakers.

"The war was robustly fought, and won by the Buharists. That was over five years ago. But you know what? Most of the gladiators are still in their entrenched positions. Most of the Jonathanians, not able to live with the reality of defeat, turned themselves to people who cavil, finding fault with the government of the day at the slightest drop of a hat.

"They became wailing wailers, and whenever they began to ululate, you would think raw pepper had been inserted into their tender and sensitive parts. Or that their lollipops had been taken away. They throw tantrums.

On the relationship between Buhari and Goodluck Jonathan since the 2015 election, Adesina said both have mutual respect and affection for each other.

He said, “While uncountable Jonathanians and Buharists were spitting in one another’s eyes round the country, abusing one another’s father and mother at the same time, here were the two men, the perfect picture of geniality. I say again, no tension, absolutely none. They were both perfect pictures of civility.”

To underscore this, the presidential aide revealed when it time for Jonathan to leave, he headed for the exit door as protocol demands but Buhari “led him through the exit exclusively meant for a sitting President. Very impressive.

“Meanwhile, out there, the Bitter-Enders are knocking their heads against the wall, sitting on the complaint counter and wailing endlessly. But here are the two main men, treating each other like brothers.”

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