Following a recent call by a National Leader of the All Progressives
Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Nigerians to stop unnecessary speculation
about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health, the Patron of
Anti-Corruption Crusader, Prof. Tayo Adeyemi, has admonished the APC
Chieftain to stop engaging in “mere political ruse.”
statement he personally signed, Adeyemi said it would have been better
for the APC chieftain to remain silent on the issue of Buhari’s health
because he had failed to speak at the appropriate time and watched as
the President was portrayed in bad light.
He noted that the
comment of the former Lagos State Governor was a failed attempt to pull
the wool over the eyes of Nigerians as the relationship between him,
Tinubu, and Buhari was deteriorating.
Stressing that the failure
of the Buhari’s administration was already visible to Nigerians, Adeyemi
admonished Tinubu “to refrain from playing on the intelligence of the
educated class of Nigerians.”
Adeyemi said, “Tinubu’s press
statement has therefore unfortunately come too late as the political
space has been contaminated by the undercurrents of anonymous sponsored
articles in the media to portray Buhari in bad light by unidentifiable
spin doctors and masters of propaganda normally used by political
“Tinubu’s nonchalance to the Buhari administration’s strides and effort has been undisputedly apparent.
analysts, political observers, the educated class, the electorate and
Nigerians in general have read between the lines and realised this press
statement to be none other than a mere political ruse.
“The press statement is, therefore, a faux pas and totally unnecessary. It is a sign of weakness or guilt complex.
would have been more appropriate if the APC National Chairman-John Odie
Oyegun, the Minister for Information or the Senate President had issued
this sort of statement. It is out of place and irrelevant for Tinubu to
issue this in his personal capacity.”