Lawan’s appointment of Festus Adedayo as media aide generates controversy
Senate President Ahmed Lawan’s decision to appoint Dr. Festus Adedayo as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity is presently generating a social media storm.
Lawan announced the appointment in a Tuesday statement signed by Betty Okoroh, his special adviser on administration.
He said the appointment of Adedayo, who is the President of Housing Development Network, a lawyer and former banker, was done on merit.
The Herald can report that Adedayo bagged a PhD in political communication from University of Ibadan and is a member of editorial board of Tribune newspapers.
He is also a former media adviser to former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi and former Enugu State Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani.
However, Adedayo’s has generated ruckus on social media, with many commentators calling him “anti-APC”, his new principal’s political party.
See comments monitored on Twitter:
Did the @SPNigeria even do a CASUAL search on this Festus Adebayo? How the hell does he expect unbiased advise from a fellow that hates everything he stands for. Naah! I’m disappointed and it’s obvious. Isn’t it? pic.twitter.com/HSH0HQFSfb
— Susan (@SusanHenshaw50) June 18, 2019
Festus Adebayo should be thrown out by this time next week! What nonsense!
— Queen of Trolls (@trolls_queen) June 19, 2019
Festus Adebayo worked with Ajimobi and he later insulted him, Buhari and APC hasn't free from his insult. Why do you have appoint a known enemy.. Adebayo must go.
— Amiko (@Almaruff_offici) June 19, 2019
— NigeriaUnited-#BringBackOurGils (@amenahuruemu) June 19, 2019
Lawan appoints Chief of Staff, media aide https://t.co/Ovr56rpD42 via @MobilePunch@SPNigeria @DrAhmadLawan Festus Adebayo shouldn’t have been appointed he has written countless articles attacking the president, @OfficialAPCNg and its leaders #SackFestusAdedayo
— PATRIOT (@scarfizal) June 19, 2019
Following the appointment of Mr. Festus Adebayo by @DrAhmadLawan as his media aide, it is pertinent to consult VAR for the appointment.
The result of VAR shows alarming evidence on Mr. Festus Adebayo and he was found not worthy of the appointment.
— Abiodun Olarewaju (@AbiodunOlarewa6) June 19, 2019
But some thought differently:
The appointment of Festus Adebayo a strong critics of Buhari administration by the SP, prove that politicians appreciate those that tell them the truth and not those that praise them for monetary gain, like the BMC guys. You guys are nothing but an errand boys. #SackFestusAdebayo
— WaleWorlwide (@walexcul) June 19, 2019
The appointment of festus adebayo is a clear definition of competency against partisan interest, irrespective of were you stand make sure your voice is been heard and do the right thing all the time. People are watching. We appreciate @DrAhmadLawan for this great choice.
— Mazi Emmanuel Eze 🇳🇬 (@MaziEmmanuelO) June 19, 2019