By Stephen Angbulu
A former spokesperson for ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday said the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, is still pained that Buhari did not patronise him throughout his eight-year tenure.
“Who listens to that Bishop again? He’s still pained that he got no under-the-cassock patronage from Buhari, unlike in the past. As e dey pain them, e dey sweet us,” Adesina tweeted on Tuesday.
The former presidential spokesperson was reacting to comments by Kukah who said, on Monday in Ekiti State, that Nigerians witnessed rampant corruption under the Buhari administration.
Kukah spoke while delivering a keynote address at the 60th call-to-bar anniversary of legal luminary, Aare Afe Babalola, in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State.
The cleric said although corruption did not begin under Buhari, his administration amplified it in the eight years he was President.
Kukah said, “We have seen the worst phase of corruption in Nigeria, Femi Falana, my friend here, will speak about that because he has published a series of articles talking about what happened under the Buhari administration.
“They were not the ones who caused corruption but I think in the last administration, we saw the ugliest phase of corruption whether in moral terms, financial terms and other terms.”
However, ex-Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, declined reacting to Kukah’s comment.
Shehu told our correspondent that he was not in position to speak on the matter as it concerned the Buhari administration as a whole and not the person of the ex-President.