The presidency has taunted the ones it described as sour Nigerians who battle themselves over President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.
Femi Adesina, in a piece of writing titled ‘GEJ meets PMB: A lesson for bitter-enders’, stated some voters are knocking their heads towards the wall, sitting at the grievance counter and wailing without end.
“However listed below are the 2 primary males, treating each and every different like brothers. Might the wailers forestall wailing. Might the Sour-Enders be purged of bitterness”, he prayed.
Adesina recalled that within the build-up to the 2015 basic elections, Nigerians had been divided proper down the center over Buhari and Jonathan.
He seen that until date, many of the Jonathanians, now not ready to are living with the truth of defeat, grew to become themselves to folks discovering fault with the federal government of the day on the slightest drop of a hat.
“They changed into wailing wailers, and every time they started to ululate, you can assume uncooked pepper were inserted into their soft and delicate portions. Or that their lollipops were taken away. They throw tantrums. However I’ve information for the Sour-Enders.”
Adesina stated on Tuesday that Jonathan was once at State Space, together with President of ECOWAS Fee, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou.
Jonathan is ECOWAS Particular Envoy to Mali at the disaster rocking the West African country since disputed parliamentary elections.
“I used to be privileged to sit down in on the assembly between our former President and the incumbent. And I took away some classes, which will have to actually be for everybody. President Buhari and his visitor got here into the diplomatic room of the Presidential Villa in combination. Our President ushered Dr Jonathan to the customer’s seat.
“Some time again, Jonathan was once the host in that exact same room, ushering guests to their seat. Now, he’s in that very same seat. If President Buhari visits the seat of energy after Might, 2023, he too can be ushered through any individual else. Such is lifestyles. Are you conserving tight to anything else lately? Vainness of shallowness.
“We’re all birds of passage. Not anything lasts ceaselessly. Now not energy. Now not place. Now not any administrative center. Now not even lifestyles. An important lesson I’ve learnt from President Buhari is his consistent realization that he would now not be in State Space ceaselessly. He would regularly inform in non-public conversations: “Whilst we’re right here, we will do our perfect.”
“Gen. Yakubu Gowon was once in Dodan Barracks for 9 years. He left. Olusegun Obasanjo was once there, left the primary time, got here again once more, left willy-nilly after 8 years. Generals Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Leader Ernest Shonekan, and all former residing leaders use the customer’s seat, if they arrive a-visiting lately. The one factor everlasting in lifestyles is exchange.
“How was once the ambience between President Buhari and Dr Jonathan? Calm, pleasant, characterised through completely no stress. No animosity. Whilst uncountable Jonathanians and Buharists had been spitting in a single every other’s eyes spherical the rustic, abusing one every other’s father and mom on the identical time, right here had been the 2 males, the easiest image of geniality. I say once more, no stress, completely none. They had been each easiest footage of civility.
“Dr Jonathan gave a rundown of the location in Mali. When he concluded, and made his suggestions, President Buhari was once filled with praises for him, pronouncing he had elucidated obviously the Malian conundrum. “Thanks for updating me so successfully. I’ve an excellent transient of occasions now”, President Buhari stated. He promised to wade into the Malian scenario, together with any other key Ecowas leaders.
“With the briefing concluded, Dr Jonathan went into different problems. He thanked the President for giving him an legitimate jet to make his travels handy, and similarly expressed appreciation for the Itakpe-Warri railway complicated named after him remaining weekend. “It’s a large provide for me. Thanks such a lot,” he stated.”
Adesina published that after it was once time to head, the previous President made a transfer for the customer’s go out door.
“However President Buhari would have none of it. He led him in the course of the go out completely intended for a sitting President. Very spectacular”, he famous.