Buhari calls ex-Ekiti governor, mourns late Adeyinka Adebayo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday described the late former governor of the defunct Western Region, Adeyinka Adebayo, as a true patriot.

In a telephone call from London to the son of the late general and former governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo, the president lamented that Nigeria will surely miss the uncommon patriotism and nationalism which Mr. Adebayo, a retired major general, typified.

The president also commiserated with the people of Ekiti State and the entire Yoruba race, noting that the late octogenarian while standing firmly for the unity of the country, also fought for the interest of his people as the President of the Yoruba Council of Elders.

President Buhari prayed that Almighty God will console the Adebayo family and grant the soul of the departed elder statesman eternal rest.

Niyi Adebayo, while thanking President Buhari for the call and commiserations, also wished the president good health.


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  • Edwin

    This call was between two people, who then released this detailed discussion or was Buhari’s line bugged?

    • James Hatley

      Well as a president most of his phone calls that aren’t private can be made public sir.

    • absam777

      This is a standard press release from the presidency or the Adebayo family.

      • Fernàndez

        Other news outlets reported the press release was from adesina.
        Please my brother, don’t be angry o, I don’t know if you are Yoruba. But why is it hausas use yorubas for their dirty jobs? Like that Yoruba spokesman ws used during the yaradua time?
        I mean why won’t Garba Shehu play this Adesina’s ignoble role?

        • absam777

          Every tribe has its own strength and weaknesses. That is the beauty that a true federal Nigeria can be. Yorubas are good administrators, law and communicators(media), Igbos are good in business, inventions and enterprise while the Fulani-Hausas are good at religion and acting born-to-rule.

          • Sadiq Garba

            And you are not thankful even at that.

          • absam777

            What should I be thankful for? That I am Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa.? I belong to no body but belong to everybody.

          • duwdu

            So, you’re Igbo? (Sorry, couldn’t resist. Lol.)

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      • Julius

        lolz, you are too kind responding to him. Hope he understand what you said. Amen !!

    • Iskacountryman

      it was a break in protocol…he cannot call fayose…the presidency called adebayos family…not an ex governor…you see what i mean…

      • duwdu

        Technically, what you wrote is only half correct, actually, because the bereaved gentleman the President called was indeed a former governor, and so the newspaper is totally correct. In any case, the paper must add its own “sugar/colour” to the story for it to sell better na. Lol.

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        • Iskacountryman

          thanks…very rarely do i get something half correct…

  • James Hatley

    Why didn’t buhari call foyose ? That guy been waiting for his call since oooo. Buhari why nah

  • absam777

    Poor Fayose must be expecting a call from the President. He is not important enough for such respect.

    • Kelly

      We all know the call is not from callerwole in London. All these press statement from a cloned caller will be exposed soon. He wont call those who wont join in the lies. Gov. Fayose will detect that the voice is not from Buhari ( sorry callerwole) so he wont call him.

    • Tanko na Mata

      So Nigerians in general are also ‘not important enough for such respect’, since Buhari has not deemed it fit to talk to them?
      Bros, welldone oo. You are loyal to your gOD.
      Lol! Some slaves really love their chains!

      • Julius

        You mean he should also call the whole country ?

        • Tanko na Mata

          He can call through Skype and address the whole country.

          • Julius

            Ha, you are a genius !! smdh !

    • Julius

      lolz.. I expect him to come out and announced that this call never happened because Buhari is dead . Maybe joint press conference with Otile ! Both of the ‘intellectuals’ were at the funeral about a month ago..lmao !

      • Otile

        Don’t drag me into this nonsense with your crippled mass murderer president. Don’t rejoice that he called, he did not call anybody.

        • Haba mallam

          Creek monkey, nothing but nonsense is what you’re, people know you that’s why they drag into in because you’re a nonsense

          • Julius

            lolz, his middle and last name is nonsense.

        • Julius

          You already dragged yourself into this when you voluntarily pronounced him dead . See, an “intellectual”, a smart person would have known that. Again, here you are saying he did not call anybody and when the time comes, I’ll remind you that as well. Its not a matter of rejoicing, its simply commenting on the news. I’m sure you have all the facts…as usual. The devil is a liar and has no place to hide !!!

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  • Hajiya Tunsj Soyemi(mai fura)

    Since Lai mohammed told the e-zombies buhari is hale & hearty, why d hell is he still holed up in London and making random calls????

  • yinkus

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Olatunji S.

    II like him but I don’t think its right for him to tell us he is doing fine and just call some people. It makes me feel those people are more important to him than the whole of Nigerians.
    Addressing everyone in a short convincing video clip or inviting press for few minutes interview will do. If not just keep silent and let’s stop thinking about you for a while.

    • Sam

      The president has done what is expected of him by transferring power to his vp. What followed was most callous of some Nigerians who were peddling rumours of his death after various people visited but the people of hate kept disproving all effort. So I sincerely understand the president on that line of thought.

  • Rommel

    I have asked Fayose to announce the death of his wife and see if he will not receive phone call from PMB since he so badly wants to hear his voice

    • duwdu

      Good point, Rommel!

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    • Owoeye Gbenga

      Must you talk rubbish from your mouth,son of the beach.Tell your Daura president to speak to Nigerians if he is afraid to speak to our amiable Governor Fayose or Governor Wike. As for Governor Fayose and his wife,because both of them know Christ any one wishes them dead will die in their stead IJN.Have you forgotten what the scripture says concerning Fayose and his family,God says touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm and he says further that any one curses Fayose and his family will be cursed and anyone blesses Governor Fayose and his family shall be blessed.So anyone wishes Fayose or his wife dead shall die mysteriously IJN and so shall it be amen.

      • jallo

        He is back

  • Impulse400

    When will Buhari call Ayo Fayose to comiserate with him…?

    • Haba mallam

      How about never! Who wants to talk to a thug, liar, attention seeker, disrespectful former danfo driver who insulted and wishes the president dead several times. Why should Buhari talk to Fasoye? If it was Obasanjo he could have get him impeached long ago but our gentle president just left him alone to the point of irrelevance, he is not a factor in any equation. Fasoye is a Garbage waiting to rot.

      • Emeka

        Mr, he’s the first citizen of ekiti state and he’s not on a medical vacation. Decorum demands that respect in a true democracy and from a truly Democratic president.
        Unfortunately, I’m never for once surprised or astonished cause we have a dictator and the most clueless as president.

        • pworld

          Emeka Ex Governor Niyi Adebayo father died and you are expecting Buhari to call Fayose not the family of the bereave? Something must be wrong in your head

        • tundemash

          Mor0n, what is democratic in a citizen being dead and Buhari calls the family. When you die , who is calling your family or your gov ? Dunce ! When Fayose dies, Buhari will call his wife or call you . Are u happy now kid ?

      • Owoeye Gbenga

        Why are you annoying that our amiable Governor Fayose does not believe in Daura president philosophy.Everybody cannot believe in his philosophy of hatred,ethnicity,nepotism,regionalism,sentimental,Northern agenda,protecting his corrupt officials,wickedness,arrogance,disobedient to the rule of law,inability to obey court order,disrespectful to the rule of law,brutality and dictatorship.You want our Governor who is people’s friendly,who is the voice for the voiceless in this country,who sees himself as ordinary Nigerians and believe in the masses.Fayose is the only person we have in this country who is fighting for the less privileged who knows their right but cannot exercise their right.Governor Fayose is the voice of the people in this country.So,his philosophy is quite different from your Daura president philosophy.So,two parallel line can never meet,never.

        • haba mallam

          You need to get your head checked, you’re a sick man

      • Impulse400

        Haba Mallam… have mercy on the sinners.

  • Haba mallam

    Who wants to talk to a thug, liar, attention seeker, disrespectful former danfo driver who insulted and wishes the president dead several times. Why should Buhari talk to Fasoye? If it was Obasanjo he could have get him impeached long ago but our gentle president just left him alone to the point of irrelevance, he is not a factor in any equation. Fasoye is a Garbage waiting to rot.

    • Owoeye Gbenga

      Buhari should please call our amiable Governor Fayose to authenticate his hale and hearty syndrome.Who is really lying in this country?PMB govt was built upon foundation of lies,the building was constructed with lies and the roof was covered with lies.Tell me how the house will not collapse.Nobody believes it is the president that is speaking.If the president can speak let him speak to Nigerians or better still let him call Governor Ayodele Fayose,the people’s Governor then we Nigerians will believe.As the situation is now only Governor Ayodele Fayose or Governor Wike can tell us that President Buhari speaks with them and we will believe.Aside those two Governors we cannot believe any phone call from the Daura president.

      • jallo

        He is back already. Cool down

      • tundemash

        When you expire, Buhari will call your “amiable gov”. Are u happy now kid ?

  • Emeka

    This madness called Buhari, and stage play called Nigeria will never stop to amaze me… If Buhari can call an ex-governor to sympathize with him over the demise of a late Western region statesman… Isn’t that laughable… So an ex-governor has suddenly become more important and the first citizen over an incumbent governor Fayose under Buhari madness, meanwhile he expects Fayose to bow before him in respect. Hmmmmmmmm!!!!
    Welcome to the new Nigerian project.

    • Sam

      It is you that is Mad , if not you will not making such a comment .

      • duwdu

        Please tell him, Sam, thank you. That Emeka person is a typical definition/personification of “uncouth” and “un-cultured.” Hmm.

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      • Emeka

        If not madness, check once more an ex and an incumbent, unfortunately you’re a vomit of Buhari’s toda, I don’t expect better.

        • tundemash

          You are irredeemably d@ft ! The ex-gov is the son of the deceased

    • Samuel.

      He called the ex governor, not in his capacity as ex governor, but being the SON of the late elder stateman. The emphasy of his commiseration was to the man’s family, its only a plus that the man’s son was once a governor of the state. Everything doesn’t have to be a suspicious move. Please lets learn to give these leaders the benefit of the doubt. God bless Nigeria.

      • Emeka

        I may agree with you, but not in the context of that inclusion of ekiti people(in his condolence message) to a man who’s not meant to deliver same message to Ekiti people.

    • Sir Demo

      You are sick, period!

    • tundemash

      Mor0n, the ex-gov is the son deceased and he called him to commiserate with him on the death of his father! Olodo !

      • Emeka

        Retard you can whine and unwhine you despicable mouth… But dare not insult my deduction when next fools like you use English awfully, if you don’t get a clue from the context of English usage and meaning… A mention of Condolences to Ekiti people is meant to be directed to the governor… Your clown Buhari and your flicker of a brain will never teach you that.

        • tundemash

          Mor0n, the statement is clear. The President commiserated directly with the people.

          The president also commiserated with the people of Ekiti State and the entire Yoruba race,.

          So because he mentioned Ekiti people, it has to be through your mini-god Fayose, so who should he address his commiseration to the entire Yoruba race to ? When you pass on, Buhari would commiserate with your mini-god Fayose by then so make it quick, kid .

  • Owoeye Gbenga

    Why Buhari can’t call our amiable Governor Fayose who is the presiding officer of Ekiti state.May be he believes Fayose will expose their lies.When you don’t give honour to whom honour is due how did you expect Governor Fayose to respect you.PMB should have called Governor Fayose as the commander-in-chief of Ekiti state and condole him for the demise of Pa,Adebayo.After they deceive themselves finish,we Nigerians will know better. Bi iro ba lo logun odun,ojokan ni otito maa le ba(no matter how long lie takes even if it takes long for 20years one day the truth will overtake it). Let be watching as the event is unfold.

    • tundemash

      When you expire, Buhari will call your “amiable gov’. Happy now kid ?

  • Akiika

    ….Hmmnnn, the mental reasoning of Nigerians on social media baffles me. You can’t help but wonder at their mindset. Ignorance is so pervasive.