Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says there is no animosity between President Muhammadu Buhari and Goodluck Jonathan, his predecessor.
In his weekly column, Adesina said while the supporters of the duo are “spitting in one another’s eyes”, the two leaders are treating each other like brothers.
Adesina narrated what happened when Jonathan visited the presidential villa in Abuja earlier in the week.
“On Tuesday, this week, former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, was at State House, along with President of Ecowas Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou,” he wrote.
Adesina also shared an encounter which he said reinforced his belief in the saying: “nothing is permanent”.
“Our President ushered Dr Jonathan to the visitor’s seat. A while back, Jonathan was the host in that very same room, ushering visitors to their seat. Now, he is in that same seat,” he wrote.
“If President Buhari visits the seat of power after May, 2023, he too would be ushered by somebody else. Such is life. Are you holding tight to anything today? Vanity of vanity. We are all birds of passage. Nothing lasts forever. Not power.
“Not position. Not any office. Not even life. A vital lesson I’ve learnt from President Buhari is his constant realization that he would not be in State House forever. He would often tell in private conversations: “While we are here, we shall do our very best.”