It was an affront taken too far that drew the ire of the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Omar, to place a curse on those fueling disunity between President Mohammadu Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, during a recent turbaning ceremony in Daura, where the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari was present.
Kyari who was said to have arrived Daura with his entourage early on weekend, broke protocol to occupy the first two rows at the ceremony which the Vice President, Osinbajo was to attend.
The development, it was learnt, annoyed the Emir on arrival as he ordered that Kyari and his team should vacate the front rows for the Senate President, who arrived ahead of the Vice President, to look for somewhere else to seat.
Following the order, Kyari and his men were said to have relocated to a back row, ostensibly in annoyance for being disrupted from carrying out their sinister intentions.
Unsettled with the turn of events, Kyari and his men could not hold their disdain for the Vice President when he eventually arrived the venue as they refused to welcome him even as all others in the gathering stood up as a mark of honour.
Addressing the crowd after the arrival of the Vice President, the Emir said that those who are against the healthy relationship that exists between the president, Buhari and his vice, Osinbajo, are enemies of Nigeria, just as he rained curses on those stunting the unity of the country.
According to him, “anybody that has the love of Nigeria at heart must cherish the lingering good relationship between the president and his vice,” noting that whoever claims to love President Buhari and hate Nigeria is cursed.
The Emir on appraisal of the Vice President’s performance, described Osinbajo as the most trust worthy Vice President of Nigeria who has the best interest of Nigeria at heart and stressed that the traditional institutions in his state and in Nigeria at large would continue to identify with the Buhari/Osinbajo administration.
The overwhelming admonition by the Emir was said to have sent a pin drop silence into the hall even as Kyari and his team was said to have left the venue so unceremoniously
It would be recalled that a frosty relationship exists between the Chief of Staff, Kyari and the Vice President, Osinbajo who the former sees as being too favoured by President Buhari, despite not being from the north and of different religious faith