Femi Adesina, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity has described Distinguished Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe as a Senator who should be in jail.
The Senate Minority Leader appears to have entered into the black book of the presidency, shortly after he identified with the Indigenous People of Biafra, including its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The Presidential media aide revealed this on Thursday night on releasing an article on his Facebook page and with the title: “Weighty Matters About Our country.
Though he never mentioned Abaribe but made references which reflected on the personality of the Abia Senator.
Adesina accused Abaribe of inciting violence with his words and actions, thereby fanning the embers of discord and insecurity.
He was accused of regular use of snide and disrespectful language against the leaders of the country, while also standing surety for the secessionist leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Owing to these and other unmentioned ones, Senator Abaribe is eminently qualified for detention.
He wrote:“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 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 round 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.”
The senator however averred that he does regret standing surety for the embattled leader of the IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Reference Daily News recalls that Senator Abaribe alongside two others stood surety for Nnamdi Kanu in 2017, shortly before he was released.
He later jumped bail, most especially after his house was besieged and attacked in Abuja.
Kanu who is currently incarcerated was repatriated from Kenya. He is currently facing charges ranging from terrorism to treason, incitement and many others.
Speaking on Channels Television on Tuesday, Senator Abaribe (PDP-Abia South) called on the federal government to embrace dialogue and address the root causes of agitations, stressing that silencing agitators would not wipe out the ideology.
While insisting that he will always stand with his people, the former deputy governor blamed the media for tagging every activity in the southeast to IPOB.