A former gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi has come down hard on presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina for saying Nigerians need a bully like President Muhammadu Buhari.
The presidential aide stated this in this week’s installment of his weekly column titled, ‘I Suddenly Remembered Why I Fell In Love With The President’.
Adesina wrote, “The man (Buhari) we fell in love with is of iron and steel, one ready and willing to knock sense into contumacious heads, whipping everyone into line. And being kind to us in the process. A kind bully, if you like the oxymoron.”
He was reacting to the controversy generated when the president threatened those “misbehaving” across the nation that they would be treated “in the language they understand”.
“True. What our country needs at this time is iron and steel. An alchemy of GMB and PMB. We are in a democracy, yes, but democracy is no byword for lawlessness. If anybody misbehaves in any part, repeat, ANY PART, of the country, they need to be whipped into line. The nation needs not go into a tailspin because some people bear giant sized grudges in their hearts. By the way, is there any part of the country that does not have one grievance or the other? Is the next option then to capsize the boat of the country? Any leader that has sworn to uphold the Constitution would not open his eyes, and see it happen.
“Leaders must do whatever they should do to maintain peace and tranquility in their countries. Their intentions will always be misinterpreted and misrepresented. No matter. The good of the larger majority must be considered at all times. North, South, East, West, anarchy should never be condoned, no matter what some people may say,” Adesina further wrote.
Like many Nigerians, Gbadamosi was not exactly smitten with the tone of Adesina’s piece.
He wrote, “Femi Adesina is a buffoon. A conscienceless lickspittle who has sold his own den the river for filthy lucre and the rotten trappings of his sleazy office.”