The Nigeria news space was last week awash with the story that the Special Adviser rated President Buhari over Obafemi Awolowo and Nnamdi Azikiwe.
However, in his weekly column published on Thursday, Adesina clarified that he only meant that President Buhari is the most credible politician.
Adesina is Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity
He claimed that his Principal has enormous followers than any other politician, adding that his followers are attracted to him because of his integrity.
Mr. Adesina in the article titled, Joe Igbokwe: when it’s a crime to love Buhari, Nigeria, and Igbo,” also took a swipe at the journalist who ‘twisted’ the story.
He said, “Over the years, some of the Buharists (as we are called), have fallen off, and even joined the opposition.
“Yet some others have stood sturdy, steady, resolute, as constant as the Northern Star. Stand up and take a bow, Engineer Joe Igbokwe, the man from Nnewi, in Anambra State.
“President Buhari is possibly the most credible politician we have seen in the country in contemporary times, with a magnetic pull that draws people to him in droves.
“That was the point I was making last week in this column, but which an illiterate journalist with an online medium twisted to say I claimed Buhari was better than Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Aminu Kano etal.
“He succeeded in his mission: generating hateful comments against me, but I leave him to God. For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God to answer for what we have done, including all forms of lie against a fellow man. Our profession, or political and ethnic affiliations would no longer matter then.”
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