JUST IN: Presidency speaks on ‘tension’ between Buhari and Jonathan


The Nigerian presidency has reacted to reports of ‘tension’ between former president, Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari.

Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina disclosed that both leaders have mutual respect for each other and get along very well. The popular journalist revealed this shortly after both leaders met on Tuesday. In his weekly column, Adesina revealed that the atmosphere was “calm, friendly, characterised by absolutely no tension. No animosity.”

“While uncountable Jonathanians and Buharists were spitting in one another’s eyes round the country, abusing one another’s father and mother at the same time, here were the two men, the perfect picture of geniality. I say again, no tension, absolutely none. They were both perfect pictures of civility.”

“To underscore this, the presidential aide revealed when it time for Jonathan to leave, he headed for the exit door as protocol demands but Buhari “led him through the exit exclusively meant for a sitting President. Very impressive.”

“Meanwhile, out there, the Bitter-Enders are knocking their heads against the wall, sitting on the complaint counter and wailing endlessly. But here are the two main men, treating each other like brothers.”

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