Special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina has made it clear that he has never been a card-carrying member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and may never be.
In an article titled ‘OSUN: BUHARI DOES IT AGAIN,’ the Presidential spokesman said that he would rather go into farming and continue with his media work at the end of Buhari’s second and last tenure in 2023.
“Yes, APC is my preferred party, but I’m not a member, and won’t likely be, with my eyes set on farming and media work after leaving government service.”
Adesina, who reacted specifically to insinuations in some quarters, linking him to the recently concluded Osun State governorship election, said that though he would have preferred Oyetola as his preferred candidate to win the election, but that he is not a stakeholder in the Osun election as people painted it to be.
“I’m also a Buharist, a firm believer in the ideals of that honest man, the Mai Gaskiya from Daura, in Katsina State, though I am not a registered member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“It was, therefore, laughable for some people to try and rope me into Osun State politics, as the gubernatorial election held last Saturday. First, they came up with the news that Femi Adesina had lost his ward to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Which Femi Adesina? Me? Or another one? Do you lose what you don’t participate in?
“Out of curiosity, I checked. The APC had, indeed, won my ward, in the Post Office area of Ipetumodu by 176 to PDP’s 130 votes. But it didn’t matter. It just shows how heinous and petty some people can be.
“My position is this. I work for an APC government, and it is my preferred party. But member? Not so. I have always rooted for good APC candidates and I would have loved if Governor Gboyega Oyetola had won in Osun last weekend.”