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Monday, 27 February 2017

5 Things About Femi Adesina's Juvenile Reaction To MrPresident's "Surprise" Phone Call.

If this account shared by Femi Adesina on Saturday the 25th of February is not juvenile, then I don't know what is. 

In case you haven't read it, he said: At exactly 2.43 p.m today, Saturday, February 25, 2017, my phone rang. Who was at the other end? Tunde Sabiu, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari.
"Hold on for Mr President," Tunde said.
And in a matter of seconds, the very familiar voice came:
"Femi, how are you?" (He calls me Adesina most times, but today, he opted for Femi)
I screamed :"Mr President, I have missed you. How are you sir?"
He first laughed. That familiar laugh. Then he said: "I am still resting. Thank you for holding out against mischief makers."
I said it was my duty, the very least I could do, adding how happy I was to speak with him.
"How is your family?"
I said we were fine, and he asked me to extend his greetings to them.
"I hope to call you again, " Mr President said, and I bade him farewell, adding: "Best wishes, sir."
It was a defining moment for me. For more than a month, I had always spoken with aides who are with the President in London. Not once did I ask them to take the phone to him, deliberately so, because I didn't need to speak with him to validate the fact that he was alive. And since he was on vacation, he had a right to his privacy.
Of his own volition, President Buhari spoke with me. It made my day. Even if he hadn't done so, he would have remained my President, my leader, and my man. Any day.

These are my thoughts. 
* In the words of Abraham Lincoln; "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time. But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time". I personally feel insulted by this write up which proves absolutely nothing. The President may be alive, hale and hearty, but this does nothing to prove that, if that was Mr Adesina's goal. Is he suggesting that simply because he TOLD us that the President called he and he SCREAMED, all doubts, questions and fears should be suddenly allayed? 

* I fail to see the point behind publicizing this phone call, seeing as Femi in no where wrote that the President asked after the wellbeing of Nigerians and how we are faring in his absence. Instead Femi tells us that the President only asked after his family, and that was after referring to us, his people, as mischief makers. 

* Some people have suggested, albeit jokingly that the PDP should have governors Nyesom Wike and Fayose also pay the President a visit. We all know that this may never happen, however I'm sure we agree that if truly we are to be convinced that there's nothing to be worried about, persons other than those in the President's camp should also be invited to pay the President a visit and share the august experience with us. That should most certainly shush the "mischief makers", no?

* "screamed :"Mr President, I have missed you. How are you sir?", Was this really necessary? But if we are to look beyond this frivolity and closely at the word SCREAM we'd have numerous questions to ask. Femi is the President's mouth piece, his aide, his "boy" (seeing as he referred to the President as his "man"), yet one phone call evoked enough surprise and excitement to make him SCREAM? Does this not suggest, perhaps, that Mr Femi was also in doubt of the President's health, like other mischief makers Nigerians, and this phone call from the President himself flooded Femi with relief and excitement that PMB is well? Or should we agree Femi Fani Kayode who said about the phone call; "When Femi Adesina finally sees Buhari he will crawl on his belly like a snake on heat and offer words of praise and worship..."?

* Lastly, I fail to understand who exactly are mischief makers. Reports continue to reach us that President Buhari is hale and hearty, some reports say he is simply "resting", others say we should "Pray for him". Some say he is running tests, other reports tell us "there is no cause for alarm". The people are confused. Their President has been on vacation for over a month. Their President is yet to speak to his people through various media available to him. The people naturally become uncertain and apprehensive. In the face of silence and doubt, various conclusions would be drawn... Not everyone who enquires about the whereabouts of a President they elected into office is a mischief maker. 

These are some of my thoughts. Do you care to share yours?



  1. what of the guy that said he had a "missed call" from the president but got an SMS. SMH I tire J

  2. Sigh.

    Aint nobody gat time fo this! Nigerians were getting petty with the whole Buhari matter so Femi Adeshina gave them pettiness back. And thats how the cycle continues everytime in Nigeria. Geez. Lets ignore the unimportant things for once. The man handed over to Osinbajo, why the hell are we still looking for him? Direct all your heartaches to Osinbajo. Simple. What exactly do we even need Buhari for?
    Femi Adeshina oooo. Nigerians ooo. Buhari oooo. All of them are petty.



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