- Dr Doyin Okupe has highlighted his thoughts over the recent message of President Buhari to Nigerians
- The president has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the recent end of Ramadan
- Delivering his message, the president spoke in Hausa language, and this has attracted heavy criticism from Nigerians
Former presidential aide, Dr Doyin Okupe, has mocked the media team of President Buhari over the recent voice message to Nigerians in Hausa language.
The outspoken former aide insisted that the media team of the president goofed in their duties.
According to him, the media handlers were desperate to prove to Nigerians that all is well with the president and as a result committed a grave error.
He however gave his thoughts on what could have been the reason why the president spoke to Nigerians in Hausa language.
He said: "I have pondered a while on the supposed message to Nigerians in Hausa language by President Buhari.
"I believe the voice is the voice of PMB and not any phoney laboratory creation.
"I also believe strongly that PMB never intended the statement to be used as a direct message to nation. It's one of two possibilities.
"The media handlers in desperation to dispel unwarranted rumours of the president 'death' or extreme incapacitation, arranged for a correspondent of BBC Hausa service to record a message for their station to be related to their listeners. The claim that it was an interview cannot be correct. An interview is a question and answer session not a monologue. What question was PMB answering when he said " I Mohammadu Buhari...."
"The other possibility which I consider to be more probable is that someone, maybe Garba Shehu, requested a message from PMB. Because he was talking with an aide who is a northerner, he spoke to him in Hausa expecting that this will naturally be translated to English and issued out officially from the Presidency.
"Thereafter before the official process could be concluded someone has forwarded an advance copy to BBC Hausa service, and journalists being who they are with insatiable desire for scoops and breaking news, released it instant for maximum effects.
"No matter how we look at it, sheer desperation has caused someone to commit a near fatal Public Relation disaster. Alas, the President suffers an incalculable damage for that but
"I am sure the handlers have learnt yet another painful lesson," he said.
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NAIJ.com had also reported that Reno Omokri questioned why President Muhammadu Buhari, would address Nigerians in his Eid-El-Fitr message, in Hausa.
In series of tweets on Sunday, June 25, he stated: "President Buhari is the President of all Nigeria. He is not the President of only those who can speak/understand Hausa! This is an outrage!!"
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Nigerians sharing their opinion on President Buhari's imminent return.