Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has taken a veiled swipe at Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe.
In a recent article titled: “Weighty Matters About Our Country,” Adesina, said the Senator should be in prison for supporting “someone bent on dismembering Nigeria”, Daily Post reports.
Abaribe, a senator representing Abia South in the National Assembly, had stood as surety for leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu in 2017.
Kanu however, fled Nigeria after an alleged attempt on his life by soldiers in Abia in September 2017.
He has since been rearrested and is currently being detained by the Department of State Services, (DSS) while awaiting trial continuation.
However, in a veiled response, Adesina accused Abaribe of using “foul language against those in leadership” while he supported those pushing for Nigeria’s breakup.
The article reads in part: “Some people incite violence through words or actions, thus exacerbating the security challenges we have. You wonder where they are from, and why they would further stoke a burning fire with incendiary materials.
“There is one funny Senator who talks about the mismanagement of our diversity as a country, yet he daily uses foul language against those in leadership. He stood surety for someone bent on the dismemberment of the country, and when that one vanished, and he should have been cooling his feet in prison, the Senator still spews rubbish. Chief’ mismanager’ of our diversity. And the President had words for him and his ilk, who exist around the country.
“We are ready to arrest and prosecute all persons inciting violence through words or action. Our resolve for a peaceful, united, and one Nigeria remains resolute and unwavering.
“The seeds of violence are planted in people’s heads through words. Reckless utterances of a few have led to losses of many innocent lives and destruction of properties.”