Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not better than an effigy, as he is not aware of happenings in the Presidency.
Fayose said this on Sunday as he reacted to a recent comment by the President’s media aide, Femi Adesina, that Buhari would have dealt with Fayose and River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for their anti-Buhari tendency but that he only chose to tolerate them as a father of the nation.
Mr. Fayose said that a man who could not protect his immediate family should be ignored.
The former Ekiti State governor, in a statement by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, in Ado Ekiti, blasted Adesina for talking about “a President punishing serving governors or even ordinary Nigerians as if they are his servants”.
In the statement, Fayose said, “On the comment by my brother and friend, Femi Adesina, about the President not dealing with me and Governor Wike, President Buhari, in my opinion, is an accidental president, who is not only clueless but unconscious of happenings in his own Presidency.
“A man who can’t defend or protect his immediate family is not in any way better than an effigy.
“If not, those around him won’t be talking about a President ‘punishing’ serving governors or even ordinary Nigerians as if they are his servants.
“Femi Adesina, do you realize I have been quiet for a while, having concluded that Buhari’s Presidency is deaf and dumb?
“So don’t wake a sleeping lion so as not to be confronted with consequences you can’t contend with.”