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Fayose is a man “childishly obsessed with the desire to grab the headlines” – Presidency



Garba Shehu, President Buhari's Spokespman

Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s Spokespman

In a series of tweets from the twitter handle @gloria_adagbon which was retweeted by the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu (@GarShehu), the Presidency reacted to the allegations by Ekiti governor, Ayo Fayose, linking the First Lady, Aisha Buhari to the Haliburton scandal that led to the conviction of American Lawmaker William Jefferson in 2009.

The tweets which were also posted on the Presidency’s Nairaland Page quoted Shehu as saying that Fayose is a man “childishly obsessed with the desire to grab the headlines”.

The tweets read:

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  1. Anon

    June 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Shots fired…

    • nene+

      June 22, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      Garuba does these absolve Aisha?
      Her name has been mentioned severally on Halliburton scandal yet the presidency dare not probe Halliburton. #Aishaisinvolved #

    • Random

      June 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      Nene if you’re going to choose to believe a serious allegation, then at least be responsible enough to research or at least demand concrete evidence. Until then you are an accomplice to malicious gossip. Imagine if it was your mother, wouldn’t you at least ask for concrete proof?
      We have to be careful as to how we are gullible to gossip even if it was being repeated a million times we know bad gossip spreads like wild fire.
      The responsible thing to say is that the accuser owes the public proof. Anybody can start a rumor.

    • nene+

      June 22, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Accusations and counter accusation saturated the media space since May 29th 2015 without a single conviction. Meanwhile i am randomly seeing you here today with this message?
      Where have you been?

  2. mee

    June 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm


  3. Grace

    June 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Best way to describe him. I just hate that boy abi na man sef? SMH

  4. @edDREAMZ

    June 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Am sure even the PDP are tired of fayose.. I have never seen a governor who is desperate to be a celebrity. He should have go and become a musician or an actor if so much love the trade for christ sake than always disgrace his wife and innocent kids…

  5. Jamila

    June 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    all this drama has still not responded to the grave allegations Fayose made. Who is the Aisha Buhari named in the Halliburton scandal? Please dont refer me to the fictitious passport that was released by the presidency. All indicted participants in the Halliburtin scam have been imprisoned in the US except for the Ngerian key players who are hiding at home. The so called passport released was issued in the US in 2012, years after investigation was concluded. so you people are saying despite being indicted, the other Aisha Buhari has been leaving comfortably in the US while Jefferson and Albert Stanley face the full wrath of the law. You people think we are all daft. All this will not distract us from questions that must be answered,

  6. Engoz

    June 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Please sue his ass for slander. There is a difference between criticism (what a Wole Soyinka or Soludo) will do vs slander/agbero gangsterism (what a Fayose or Fani Kayode will do). Please let’s note the difference and stop grouping every opposition under ‘criticism.’

  7. Busarni

    June 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Enough of all this merry go round; the presidency should go back to the Halliburton and Siemens corruption cases if they are serious.
    Calling fayose names doesn’t change a thing; when was the last time Aisha Buhari visited the United States.
    Even a mad man makes some sense in a non sense issue.

  8. LemmeRant

    June 22, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Expect Fayose to fire back asap.


  9. NG

    June 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Shameless lack of decorum! We dare you ‘saint’ Buhari to open the file on Halliburton if you are truly a man of your word on the fight against corruption.
    While on that, please do the simple thing and release your WAEC certificate too else accept you are living in a glass house and should stop throwing stones. We as Nigerians will then know we yet await our ‘saviour’.
    Leaders of integrity the world over always faced accusations of one wrong doing or the other and the easiest ways they have laid matters to rest have been to open up all for the world to see. I read about that in the iconic Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew and if that is too remote, Obama and the birther saga is of recent memory. President Obama released his birth certificate and Trump and co shut up fiam.

    All we have is an African president in the mould of the rest of that insincere lot, lets not deceive ourselves that we have anything different people.

    The insincerity is destructive because rather than ensure destruction of corruption, it will entrench do or die mentality much stronger in politics as each new regime will be involved in vengeful witch hunting of the previous one and so people will be desperate to avoid change of baton and the circle will keep going round…who suffers? Not Aisha Buhari whether she is the real one involve in Halliburton or not (that name would have raised a red flag for me if I was innocent and in her shoes as a public figure and I would have quickly made needed clarification on names and not wait for Fayose to raise it), not her husband and not Fayose, but the people of Nigeria. Pity!

    • nnenne

      June 23, 2016 at 12:25 am

      @ NG… You make a lot of sense.
      I was expecting Buhari to show all Nigerians how he FUNDED his presidential campaign first before probing others. He told us someone paid for his forms. How did the ” somebodies”, who funded him make their money?
      It is no history that his fellow military rulers ruined Nigeria. Did they fund him? Was it state funds the paid for his campaigns? The private jets.Who bought them? How much do governors earn? Can a governor who depend on his pay check afford private jets?
      If he collected money from rogues to run for election, he should be probed too.
      My middle school math teacher said,”Go from the known to the unknown”, to solve algebraic equations.
      We need to start from Buhari. Publish your election funding, that of your fellow APC members,then go after others.
      Probe one, probe all. No sacred cows!

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