The Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret’d.), Femi Adesina, said the president did not approve the impeachment of the former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, from office because he has no malicious bone in his body.
Adesina said this on the sidelines, in an article he wrote to the president on his 80th birthday, titled: ‘Buhari at 80: No Malicious Bone In His Body’.
According to him, Buhari has “no malicious bone in his body,” that was why he did not effect Fayose’s impeachment through the Ekiti State House of Assembly, which was predominantly dominated by members of the All Progressives Congress.
Adesina made reference to how Fayose had tackled Buhari just before the 2015 general elections, saying that the president, if elected then, would not last in office.
Adesina wrote, “How about Ayo Fayose, the Irunmole that eats Jollof rice. The former Ekiti State Governor had taken a stand against Buhari since 2014, during the campaigns. There was that infamous advertisement he placed in newspapers, displaying a coffin, and insinuating that if Buhari was elected, he would not last the distance.
“Fayose’s party was beaten black and blue, and entered President Buhari. What would an average, vengeful person have done, if he were in the mould of the man with the teacup and saucer?
“When Buhari came, the Ekiti House of Assembly was largely populated by APC members, whom Fayose had inherited. What to do? Just give a directive: remove that Governor within a week, and he directs the Inspector General of Police to lock down the Assembly chamber. But not Buhari. Why? Because he has no malicious bone in his body.”