Doyin Okupe blasts critics of Femi Adesina’s ‘wailing wailers’ Christmas message

Aso Rock alternate spokesperson, Doyin Okupe

A former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, has lashed out at those criticising Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Nigerian President, over his Christmas Day message on Twitter.

Mr. Adesina had tweeted Friday morning, “Merry Christmas to all, including the Wailing Wailers,” a message that sparked fury and negative reactions among many of his followers.

The criticism that followed was so intense that Mr. Adesina trended on Twitter for most of the day.

But Mr. Okupe, who was initially thought to be deeply critical of Mr. Adesina and the present administration, rose in fierce defence of the presidential adviser.

In a post on his Facebook page, Mr. Okupe said Mr. Adesina’s comment was “totally harmless” and that the condemnation that trailed it was unnecessary.

He described those criticising the presidential adviser as “intemperate and over sensitive” people digging “for faults and loopholes to bring down people in public offices”.

Mr. Okupe said, “I am not an apologist of this administration neither am I a supporter.

“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 anecdote 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.”


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  • Iskacountryman

    okupe …people have the right to their opinion…

    • Tonnero

      You don’t think Okupe also has the right to express his own?

      • Iskacountryman

        did i say he should not?

  • Atom Ant

    Bros Okupe, good that you saw Femi’s tweet as a comic relief that is needed in the light of the revelations of the plundering of the commonwealth by yesterday men like you. Your tweet made the inconclusive one by Femi, conclusive.

  • Sunday OGUNKANMI

    Egbon Doyin is always an attention seeker. Femi can always defend himself without you weighing in. We expect you to have a quiet Xmas after you and your principal messed up for six years.

  • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

    Doyin Okugbe , the DORO BASTARD, DORO BANDIT IS TALKING, Hahahahaha Buhari will not become the President of this country, he his not educated, THE MAN THAT CHANGE AND CHANEL THE THE ROAD TO VICTORY OF A.P.C, PLEASE ASK DOYIN OKUGBE HAS HE RETURN HIS OWN SHARE OF $2.1 BILLION. DORO NUISANCE.

  • eddy

    Imagine that… a section of the country as succeeded in renaming themselves the wailers!

    • growthengine

      That’s fine. We are the wailers.

      • eddy

        I didn’t mention any name… but thanks for acknowledging… una know una self.

  • eddy

    ????

  • Maverick

    Okukpe must be stupld to understand simple expressions more than everyone.

  • Sir Demo

    Why is Adesina even bothering himself with Ekpas? Wailers will always wail on Twitter, Facebook or whatever.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      These same Yorubas who could not protect the image of Jonathan are the ones doing all in their power to defend the government of Buhari—–From Rueben Abati to Doyin Akupe——–who were sent to the cleaners by the thugs in APC—-Are not aware it was people like us, who defended them. And not the traitors from his Yoruba constituency. Sadly these former agents of Gej, are the ones turning around to abuse the oportunities given to them to serve the Nation under Gej. Tribalism again abi? Na lie? The phrase (Wailing Wailers) was first coined by Deri, to describe members of APC who often go about chasing shadows in the government of Gej–Later made popular by Adesina–via his facebook account through the paid agents of tinubu ati Buhari in Premium Times ati Sharia Reporters. Imagine for a second the media men of Obama, sending such an insultive message to USA citizens during the Christmas season? He will be gone the next day—As the image maker of a monster like Buhari–who has no respect for the (rule of law)–Adesina is supposed to guide his acts and use of certain words and phrases—with great caution. In the government that Adesina is serving–he is not supposed mislead his almajiri flocks–like the Fulani cowhands who kidnapped Falae–with phrases stolen from the camp of Ijaw man Jonathan———–

      • Lanre

        Thank you. I just made the same comment about my fellow Yoruba men. This is what Nigeria has turned us (Yorubas) to. Ass lickers. Looking for bread from the masters crumbs. As I commented above, Chief Awolowo will surely be ashamed to see the degeneration in the Yoruba mindset. Thank you once again.

      • Sir Demo

        Why will a true bred Yoruba defend the govt headed by a drunk, kleptomaniac, visionless, religious bigot! Moreso when the same govt relegated the Yorubas to the sideline. Wailers can wail for all we care. We have learnt to live with their sorrowful dirges.

  • SAM .A

    This shapeless man is looking for relevance in PMB government .Let me remind you incase you have forggotten at the Aso Rock Press conference organized by amoeboid Doyin , you said over your dead body that Gen. Buhari will become President . Incase you don’t know Femi Adeshina is working for PMB. I waiting for Sambo Dasuki to tell Nigerians how much he gave u, Abati and Femi Fanikayode.

  • hyperbole123

    Doyin dey look for who go fall like am. Femi is also helping himself to get there quicker. whats wrong with these yoruba old men? dem no get training? Doyin, Femi, Abati, now another Femi? wetin sef? if dem no get finesse make dem go learn biko.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    These same Yorubas who could not protect the image of Jonathan are the ones doing all in their power to defend the government of Buhari—–From Rueben Abati to Doyin Akupe——–who were sent to the cleaners by the thugs in APC—-Are not aware it was people like us, who defended them. And not the traitors from his Yoruba constituency. Sadly these former agents of Gej, are the ones turning around to abuse the oportunities given to them to serve the Nation under Gej. Tribalism again abi? Na lie? The phrase (Wailing Wailers) was first coined by Deri, to describe members of APC who often go about chasing shadows in the government of Gej–Later made popular by Adesina–via his facebook account through the paid agents of tinubu ati Buhari in Premium Times ati Sharia Reporters. Imagine for a second the media men of Obama, sending such an insultive message to USA citzens on a Christ day? He will be gone the next day—As the image maker of a monster like Buhari–who has no respect for the (rule of law)–Adesina is supposed to guide his acts and use of certain words and phrases—with great caution. In the government that Adesina is serving–he is not supposed mislead his almajiri flocks–like the Fulani cowhands who kidnapped Falae–with phrases stolen from the camp of Ijaw man Jonathan———–

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    hese same Yorubas who could not protect the image of Jonathan are the ones doing all in their power to defend the government of Buhari—–From Rueben Abati to Doyin Akupe——–who were sent to the cleaners by the thugs in APC—-Are not aware it was people like us, who defended them. And not the traitors from his Yoruba constituency. Sadly these former agents of Gej, are the ones turning around to abuse the oportunities given to them to serve the Nation under Gej. Tribalism again abi? Na lie? The phrase (Wailing Wailers) was first coined by Deri, to describe members of APC who often go about chasing shadows in the government of Gej–Later made popular by Adesina–via his facebook account through the paid agents of tinubu ati Buhari in Premium Times ati Sharia Reporters. Imagine for a second the media men of Obama, sending such an insultive message to USA citizens during the Christmas season? He will be gone the next day—As the image maker of a monster like Buhari–who has no respect for the (rule of law)–Adesina is supposed to guide his acts and use of certain words and phrases—with great caution. In the government that Adesina is serving–he is not supposed mislead his almajiri flocks–like the Fulani cowhands who kidnapped Falae–with phrases stolen from the camp of Ijaw man Jonathan———–

    • Oladele

      As if Dr Jonathan has any image to protect. Any day he is “bad business” even outside office!

    • Ade

      Irredeemable wailer

  • Burning Spear

    CHRISTMAS GREETING FROM GOODLUCK JONTHAN.

    “I love the game of football, and today, as I was watching a game, it occurred to me that even the most talented footballer in the world can not go anywhere if he will not work with others.

    Talent may win some games, but only teamwork wins the Championship. Jesus Christ our Lord, was born to bring people together and no matter the temptation to pursue individual or group interests over the collective, let us not forget that you and I belong to Team Nigeria and we must never allow individual or group aspirations distract us from the Championship ambition we have as a nation to be a beacon of hope in Africa and a pillar of the International Community.

    Merry Christmas from my family and I to you all——-unquote————————–Instead of the sweet messages of the Exmas season-to all regardless of our tribal marks-9jas are being called names————–by animal in human form–in Aso Rock———-

    • Ade

      Burning wailer

  • Gabriel Olasebikan

    “On behalf of the wailers we salute Femi and thank him for this inconclusive Xmas felicitation.”

    Adeshina to the dry cleaners!!!!

  • Lanre

    It is now the job of Yorubas to be agbepos – Ass lickers. From Reuben to Femi; FFK to Doyin. Chief Awolowo will truly be ashamed. What a degenerate crew!

  • 9JA SUFFERING AND SMILING

    The THIRD Force, a coalition of young Nigerian politicians and professionals committed to the birth of a new Nigeria, has condemned in strong terms a banquet organized on Tuesday by Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari for some “Social Media Change Agents”.
    In a statement delivered by email to The Trent on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 by the spokesperson of The THIRD Force, Ishaq Abubakar, the group described the banquet as morally repugnant and a slight on the sensibilities of Nigerians in a trying moment of economic depression, insecurity and acute poverty.
    According to the statement, “The THIRD Force considers it morally repugnant and a slight on the sensibilities of Nigerians that at a time when over 2,000 Nigerian lives have been reportedly wasted and unaccounted for in the Zaria Shia massacre; at a time when Nigerians are confronted with severe economic hardship, fuel scarcity and Nigeria’s worst ever crash of the Naira against the dollar; at a time when Nigerians are groaning under the yoke of what may be the worst Christmas celebration ever; at a time when the scourge of Boko Haram attacks have overwhelmed the capacity of our military to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria Aisha Buhari, the wife of the Nigerian president is throwing a lavish party that was not only obscene in its opulence, but callous, wicked and insensitive to the plight of millions of deprived Nigerians who are bearing the brunt of this government’s record cluelessness, lack of direction, and phantasmagoric policies.
    “What exactly are we celebrating? Has President Buhari’s government achieved so much that a party of rice, pounded yam, fruit juices and malt drinks organized for starving youths of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party is the priority of the moment? What happened to the IDP camps with millions of displaced Nigerian citizens who have been reduced to beggars by a government that failed them?
    “Under Buhari, Nigeria’s economy has suffered terrible blows. Nigeria appears directionless; the right of citizens to free speech is being threatened; our stock market is crashing; citizens are being killed and their rights violated by the same authorities that swore to protect them; our president is globetrotting like foreign trips are running out of fashion; we wake up every day in a Nigeria where election promises are being denied by the ruling party and return home to food left over by the movers and shakers of the country. Yet here we are, organizing a party to immortalize the folly. What disdain!
    “If the organizers of Aisha Buhari’s Aso Rock banquet were too impervious to the mood of the nation, one would have expected the invited youths to be more self-respecting. If after campaigning and being used for President Buhari’s presidential campaign, the value of their contributions is being reduced to plates of rice and bottles of malt drinks, it simply means that Nigerian youths have a seat only at Aisha Buhari’s dinner table. Shame.
    “In Sweden, Johan Gabriel Wikström was appointed Minister of Health in 2014 at the age of 29. Moussa Mara became the Prime Minister of Mali in 2014 at the age of 29. Charles Michel is the Prime Minister of Belgium. He assumed office on October 11, 2014 at the age of 39. Irakli Garibashvili was appointed Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs in 2012 at the age of 30. In Nigeria, youths are used, dumped after elections and later invited for banquets where they are encouraged to eat and forget their sorrows. Nigerian youths arise! You cannot continue like this.
    “In the history of Nigeria, it is on record that no government has insulted and treated Nigerian youths with such disdain like Buhari’s government within the last nine months of assumption of office as a civilian president. As if that is not bad enough, his government and their cheerleaders, continue to mock the sensibilities of Nigerians youths by running frivolous tweets and social media commentary in defense of Buhari’s government. Wake up. You are being used, and for what? Plates of rice and a bottle of Maltina!
    “Clearly, Aisha Buhari’s charade with ‘change youths’ on Tuesday in Aso Rock is nothing but a fanciful parade of dull vanities. At its best, it was simply another platform for the flagrant wastage of Nigeria’s meager resources and an opportunity to tell Nigerian youths how cheap, irresponsible, and unprepared for leadership they are.”
    – Culled from the Trent

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Wailing Wailers are rejecting our efforts at describing accurately, right? LOL.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    The coalition of young Nigerian politicians and professionals are bunch of advance internet scammers and crooks that are only attacking the present [change] project and anti-corruption efforts of president Muhammadu Buhari,in order to derail the current efforts to salvage the financial chaotic situation of Nigeria.
    Nigeria public treasury can not continue to rely on oil-revenue which is below S40 dolars per barrel to survive and present initiative of president Muhammadu Buhari,will surely pay off at the end though may be rough at the beginning and along the way.Nigeria will laugh at the end.

  • joe

    Fatso. STFU! Why are you not in jail yet? Defending Femi Adesina will not save you from ultimately going to where you belong – in prison. It could actually turn out to be good for you. You might lose a few calories in there 🙂

  • objective

    It was the “Wailing Wailers” that took to the Social Media to criticise Femo’s greetings. Obviously “Wailing “Wailers” must always wail. Babies must always cry. And luckily a honest Chief of the “wailing wailers” was able to see that it was a humerus greeting with no negative intentions (he saw the funny side of it and it is a sensible thing). So, “Wailing Wailers” where are thou? Wail on!!!!!!

  • favourtalk

    Let them continue to wail , he knows well that they will wail and they did, they can go back to jungle if they like

  • ayo

    Yorubas are treacherous traitors, back stabbers and pigly chameleons. Can you imaging the treacherous Judas rant of doyin okupe,a man who was with Jonathan in the day and with tinubu in the night that sabotaged his office and trust .I blame Jonathan for using traitors and landmark betrayals ,men who give Judas kiss without qualms as his mouth piece. They have given him their landmark Judas kiss to teach him and his ijaw nation a good lesson for their records.