By Eric Elezuo
The Publisher of Ovation International Magazine and The Boss Newspapers, Chief Dele Momodu, has said that the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, remains ailing President Mohammadu Buhari’s major ally in the over two years old administration.
Momodu made this remark through his weekly write up, Pendulum, titled Another Season of Poisonous Rumours, and published in the Boss this Saturday.
“But he has demonstrated, even in ill-health, that he wants no division in his government and Osinbajo remains his major ally. Contrary to the rumours being spread by unscrupulous elements in the polity, Osinbajo is demonstrating great courage and resoluteness in the face of adversity,” he said.
The seasoned journalist highlighted the series of death and damaging rumours that have been associated with the President since 2015, saying that ‘the rumours that dogged him in 2015 have been upgraded each time he’s had to travel’.
He took a swipe at the detractors of the President and as many that have been involved in one rumour or another concerning the health of the President.
“As usual, Buhari has been killed on social media many times, all to no avail in the physical realm. The most charitable ones have declared him to be in coma claiming a few members of the Buhari cabal have been ruling by proxy, whatever that means. Anyway. The truth, as we have been told by the Acting President, Professor Osinbajo following his whistle-stop visit to the President in Abuja House, Kensington, London, is that President Buhari is hale and hearty, albeit recuperating from an undisclosed ailment, and is due to return home shortly to the consternation and chagrin of his detractors.”
The Ovation Publisher praised the doggedness of Acting President Osinbajo, stressing that his loyalty to his boss, and the administration is worthy of commendation. He also doused the suspicion of those who feel the Acting President is ‘being squeamish and not working at full capacity out of fear’, saying that ‘the worst thing a man can be accused of is disloyalty’.
He further itemised seven cardinal points the visit of Osinbajo to Buhari in London has proved. Among them is Buhari has shown himself as ‘loving Nigeria more than most people are willing to acknowledge by stylishly displaying a synergy between himself and his deputy’ as well as send a ‘warning signal to over-ambitious elements who may wish to be opportunistic by attempting to seize power through the backdoor’.