Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity President Muhammadu Buhari has said checks by the government shows that the South-West has the highest allocation in the appointments made so far by the government since coming to power in May 2015.
In article titled ‘Buhari At 78: If Only We Knew This President, Adesina said the evidence put paid to the lies by some critics who claim that President Buhari is nepotistic and that his appointments are skewed in favour of the North.
According to him, facts and figures available shows that the South West was followed by Imo, Kano, Edo and Katsina states in the scale of the appointments.
Adesina also faulted the claim by some Nigerians that the President is a religious bigot, adding that during Christmas and Easter holidays, the President asks Christians to stay off work so as to spend the period with their families.
He said a lot of people have chosen to believe lies about the President without getting the facts about who actually he is and what he represents.
“Ask for a President beleaguered from all sides, and I’ll show you Muhammadu Buhari, the ramrod straight man from Daura, in Katsina State, who turns 78 today”.
“In the build up to the 2015 presidential election, we used to say everything had been thrown at him as projectiles, except the kitchen sink. Permit me to update that expression. 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”.
“If only more Nigerians knew this President. If only they knew the essential Buhari, the quintessential patriot and gentleman, they would behave differently, handle him with more care, and show him more kindness. Yes, everyone needs kindness, even Presidents”.