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Mind Your Language – Presidency Warns Obasanjo

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has asked former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to ‘mind his language’.

Obasanjo had recently said he does not believe in one Nigeria at any cost, even though he wants the country to remain united and peaceful.

“It is better that Nigeria stays together and find solutions to its challenges than for each tribe to go its separate way.

“I am a strong believer of one Nigeria, but not one Nigeria at any cost. But one Nigeria where every Nigerian can feel proud that he or she has a stake in this country,” he had said.

Responding in his latest Facebook article on Thursday, Adesina said, “And what of Olusegun Obasanjo, a civil war hero.

“Despite all that he has contributed to the current upheavals by his actions and inactions, words, and bile, he says it is idiotic to wish Nigeria disintegration now.

“Good. But let us put our money where our mouth is. Let Baba mind his thoughts and his language.”

Mr Adesina also attacked the Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana, described him as ‘anarchist’ masquerading.

Mr Falana, a lawyer and human rights activist, was reported to have demanded an apology from the police for harassing Nigerians who protested against Mr Buhari’s regime on Democracy Day.

Censuring Mr Falana and his ilk, Mr Adesina stated, “Last Saturday, as Nigeria celebrated Democracy Day, some people wanted to stoke protests, riots, and destruction. Did the system allow it? Not at all. Should it have been allowed? Not when there is still law and order in the land.

“Only anarchists would set the country on fire in the name of Democracy Day protests. And it was sad, tragic, to hear some so-called activists asking the police to apologise to Nigerians for not folding their arms and allowing the country to go into a tailspin. Anarchists masquerading as activists.”

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