Femi Adesina, spokesperson of the president, has written a farewell post reliving his experience in the villa stating that he did not and was yet to experience the evil spirits Reuben Abati wrote about.
According to him, contrary to the claims of the former resident of the villa, he did not experience the evil spirits that the former media aide wrote about in 2016.
In a lengthy Facebook post where Adesina revealed that he’d be vacating the presidential quarters on the 26th of May, he also made it known that all his experiences were exactly opposite of what his predecessor had written about.
He wrote, “My predecessor in office, Dr Reuben Abati, had alleged that Aso Villa is haunted, and should be turned to a museum. Abandoned. True? I didn’t see any of his rather wild claims, not in eight years.
He referenced Abati’s seven-year-old post where Abati had claimed that a pastor had informed him that the villa was full of evil spirits and even shared a word that there would soon be a fire accident which eventually came to pass.
But speaking about his eight-year sojourn in the villa, the seasoned editor wrote, “Fire accidents in the Villa? I lived there for eight years. And not even a knockout exploded. Reason to be thankful to God. A good in goodbye.”
Further on Abati’s statement that someone always died in the presidential villa, Adesina “True? False. To the glory of God, I never experienced anything like this. Human beings normally face one vicissitude or the other, it is part of life. But God equally spares His own. No ailment to nurse, other than things typical of aspiring senior citizens like me. And nothing died under the waist. Lol”
Also contrary to the experience of Abati where he wrote that “I never slept in the apartment they gave me in that Villa for an hour,” Adesina said his experience was glorious, adding that “…I snored, even so loudly to wake myself up. So, it’s really different strokes for different folks. And it really has nothing to do with Aso Villa.”