Adesina says President Buhari’s Vigor Shows “What God Can Do”
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the President’s “renewed vigor” after he returned from medical vacation in London shows “what God can do”. He stated this yesterday on “The News at 10”, a program of Channels Television station.
Femi Adesina appeared on that program to answer questions on his story titled “Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive”, published on his Facebook timeline yesterday, on the occasion of the President’s 75th birthday.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity stated that he is amazed at the President’s vigor. He explained:
“…On Thursday, we came back from Paris. I thought Friday was going to be easy and he would not have things doing. He took two major assignments on Friday and then on Saturday, he hosted ECOWAS leaders all through the day. And I was asking myself ‘where does he get the energy?’ But then, that’s what God can do”.
Mr Adesina disclosed that rumors of President Buhari’s health affected the morale of his staff when he was on medical vacation in London. “Everybody was concerned. And it was not just from us because the President himself came and said he had never been that ill in his life. So, it was like a life threatening situation. So everybody was concerned”, he emphasized.
He attributed the President’s recovery from that setback to the power of God and the prayers of people who reposed unflinching confidence in the President.
Speaking on President Buhari’s personality, Mr Adesina described him as friendly, despite a seeming reticence. He explained that: “If you don’t know him, he may seem aloof. He may seem a little bit eh… somebody that does not engage. But when you get to know him, oh! You would get to love him. Good sense of humor, sharp wit, everything.”
“Oh, you would get to admire, but it takes knowing him. If you don’t know him, or if he is just meeting you, he may not warm up to you exactly. But when you get to know him and he gets to know you, he would just be at peace with you. That is the personality”.
Mr Adesina assured Nigerians that President Buhari would continue doing “admirably well” till the last day of his four year mandate. He dismissed suggestions that as a result of preparations for elections in 2019, there would be less governance in 2018. According to him, “not with this President”.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity submitted that governance would continue smoothly in Nigeria, regardless of whether the President desires to vie for a second term in office or not.
However, he declined to make a statement on President Buhari’s ambition. Rather, he said: “There is a lot of pressure on him to run. But he would ultimately decide. And when he decides, he would let Nigerians know whether he is running or not”.
- Cornelius Ellah
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