President Muhammadu Buhari’s Spokesman, Femi Adeshina, has said that the President recently displayed that he has a forgiving spirit with his decision to forgive Femi Fani-Kayode.
This according to Adeshina is an attribute of God.
You would recall that Femi Fani-Kayode, who only recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), had at several fora criticised President Buhari and his Administration, while also vowing that he could never join the ruling party.
Adesina in a released statement said despite all comments and actions of Femi Fani-Kayode against Buhari and his family, the president was able to display an attribute of God, which is to forgive and show mercy.
He said “Between last week and now, vitriol poured by FFK on anybody with the slightest affinity to APC has been dug up serially. He has said things straight from the gutters, things that the natural man would call unforgivable and unpardonable,”
He further said “Against President Buhari, the first family, Yusuf Buhari whom he wished had died when the latter had an almost fatal bike accident, APC as a party, the government, leaders of the party, groups, individuals and even myself have suffered horrid descriptions from FFK in many write-ups.”
“Yes, he even said he would rather die than return to APC, but last week, he returned—well and alive.”
He reiterated that “By agreeing to the readmission of FFK to APC as the leader of the party, and hosting him at the Villa, President Buhari displayed amazing capacity to forgive, to show mercy, and let bygones be bygones. How many of us can do that? Not many.”
He however stated that “We would have told FFK to go to hell, and stay there. But Buhari didn’t. He displayed an attribute of God: forgiveness.”
Adeshina further said “one of the lies that had been serially told against the president was his alleged unforgiving spirit”, adding that Buhari had hosted and dined with people who condemned and insulted him.”
He said “I have worked with the president for over six years. And I have seen amazing things in terms of accommodation and capacity to forgive. I have visited him at home many times in the evenings, only to find at dinner table with him people who had been abusing his forefathers on television earlier in the day.”
“This president has a capacity to forgive, and forget. And make peace. That was what he displayed in the case of FFK. Nothing short of divine attribute, which me and you should covet and seek to approximate.”