Rufai Oseni, co-host of ARISE TV Morning Show, has fired an indirect shot at Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Special Adviser on Political Matters to Vice-President Kashim Shettima.
In a post via X, Oseni said some activists from the North were now quiet after being appointed into key positions by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration.
Although he didn’t mention any name, there were indications that Baba-Ahmed was among those he was referring to.
Daily Trust reports that prior to his appointment by the Tinubu administration, Baba-Ahmed, who was the spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), hardly missed any opportunity to tackle ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Some activists from the North are now quiet, the Buhari economic quagmire wasn’t this elevated but they waxed lyrical and they kept on pounding, now that they have got Advisory positions in Govt, they are quiet, The man dies when he keeps quiet when we ought the speak,” Oseni wrote.
Reacting, the former NEF spokesman described the TV co-host as a coward for failing to finger anyone in his post.
Quoting the post, Baba-Ahmed wrote: “Pity. One would expect people like you, Oseni, to name names. This is cowardly. It is possible that you do not know that serving the nation is not a source of shame.
“People who are involved in addressing ‘Buhari’s quagmire’ are miles ahead of those like you who hide behind mics.”
This triggered reactions from users, with some accusing the government official of feeling guilty despite not being mentioned by Oseni.
Below are some of such comments:
@My_New_Nigeria: “Your tweet is making it look like you are feeling guilty, are you guilty? Just asking for the sake of peace.
@Moyo54: “No names were called and you feel the comments were directed at you?😳”
@a_agbozoba: “So you agree to be on the list😂😂😂😂. He did not mention your name, you are surely one of them. I don’t think your are cleaning Buhari’s mess, you guys have made things worse. Point out one thing that is now better? Just an indices that has improved? ”
@GeraldOfficial17: “Guilty conscience don catch this one… Rufai no mention name…But to whom it may concern do drop quote…😂😂”
@Aufusman: “Oseni Rufai is right for such expository of our northern leaders like you, whom you once champion but now silence and being part of accomplice of rubbishing your region.”