Okupe Defends Adesina, Says His Tweet Is ‘Inconclusive’
Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs during the regime of Goodluck Jonathan, says he is unhurt by the Christmas message of Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, believed to have been targeted at “the wailing wailers”.
Adesina has been the subject of social-media opprobrium since releasing a Christmas message to “all, including the wailing wailers” on Friday.
But in a manner mirroring Governor Ayodele Fayose’s branding of “everything under Buhari” as inconclusive, Okupe chose to see the lighter side of Adesina’s felicitation, and therefore branded it “inconclusive”.
“I am not an apologist of this administration neither am I a supporter,” he wrote on his Facebook timeline.
“The post by Femi Adesina this morning is totally harmless and does not deserve the vitriolic attack or condemnation that it seems to be getting.
“I have not spoken to Femi but I know he included ‘including the wailing wailers’ just as a form of anectdote that is not unusual with Writers.
“Many people on the social media network are too intemperate and over sensitive. They look out for faults and loopholes to bring down people in public offices.
They also set up unrealistic and sometimes practically impossible moral grounds which they themselves cannot keep for public officers.
I know for a fact that people like me are supposed to be the ‘wailing wailers’ and we are not angry neither do we feel insulted by this otherwise humorous Xmas greetings.
“On behalf of the wailers we salute Femi and thank him for this inconclusive Xmas felicitation.”