I Revere Bayo Onanuga – Ajuri Ngelale Denies Division Within The Presidency

Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to President Bola Tinubu on media and publicity, says there is no division or confusion among the ranks of the presidential spokespersons.

Ngalele spoke in an interview on Politics on Sunday on Television Continental (TVC).

On May 28, two separate statements were issued by Ngelale and Bayo Onanuga, special adviser to the president on information and strategy, about Tinubu’s activities marking his one year in office.

While Onanuga said the president would deliver a speech to a joint sitting of the national assembly on May 31 to commemorate the anniversary, Ngelale issued a counter-statement, insisting that Tinubu would not address the lawmakers.

Addressing the situation, Ngelale Ajuri said he is “saddened by some of the commentary attempting to create confusion and division within the office of the president”.

“I have been really saddened by some of the commentary attempting to create confusion and division within the office of the president, in respect to me and a very respected elder colleague, Bayo Onanuga,” the presidential spokesperson said.

“I want to be very clear that when I was somewhere in primary school, Onanuga was risking his life fighting against murderous oppressors on the streets of Lagos.

“He was defending the rights of Nigerians to be able to vote. Anybody trying to create the impression that I see myself as on par or equal with him should stop the conversation. [Onanuga is] somebody I revere a lot.”

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