Kick like a dying horse, shout yourself hoarse, curse, murmur like a ghost, hiss like a snake, President Buhari keeps his eyes on the ball.
“It’s a big lesson to learn from him. When you are in the market, ignore the din, and concentrate on the person you are transacting business with,” said Femi Adesina, media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, in his latest article published on his Facebook page.
He stated this concerning questions about President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent medical vacation to London.
While mocking Nigerians who had “harried and harassed” him to know about Mr Buhari’s state of health in the piece, Mr Adesina asserted his principal would continue to ignore people who “kick like a dying horse” and “murmur like a ghost.”
Mr Adesina is notorious for railing against critics of Mr Buhari.
In the Facebook post, Mr Adesina insisted that Nigerians must learn a “big lesson” from Mr Buhari on ignoring public outcry.
According to the aide, though many Nigerians see Mr Buhari as a passive leader who ignores serious issues, the president chooses to focus on what catches his fancy.
“Some Nigerians have made it a pastime to pester and attempt to browbeat the president. I laugh,” said Mr Adesina. “They don’t know the person they are dealing with.”
“A cool customer. Never flustered, harried, or disconcerted,” added Mr Adesina.
True to type, on Thursday, Mr Buhari ignored public outcry against Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy. He threw his weight behind him without addressing Mr Pantami’s grievous ties with terrorism.
However, Mr Buhari acknowledged that Mr Pantami supported terrorist organisations and incited the Muslim communities against Christians in the North through the declaration of jihad and fatwa but insisted that the “apology” of the minister was enough to heal the wounds and console the victims of his divisive past.