Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has again criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign relations, stating that he has abandoned governance.
Fayose queried the President’s condemnation of Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Grand Bassam Resort in Cote D’Ivoire, describing it as hypocritical and insensitive as he never made any statement about the various recent attacks in Nigeria.
The Governor stated this in a statement released on Tuesday, March 15, by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka.
“If President Buhari could afford to pick his phone and call the Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, immediately after the attack, Nigerians must ask the President why he kept mute for days over the Fulani herdsmen massacre of over 300 Agatu people of Benue State, the Mile 12 Lagos killings and wanton destruction of properties among others,” Fayose said.
He also berated Buhari for keeping mute over the last Saturday’s attack on former Senate President, David Mark by the Fulani herdsmen when he visited the eight communities completely destroyed by the Fulani herdsmen
He added: “From all indications, our President has abandoned governance. The only thing going on in the minds of those running the affairs of this country in Abuja is how to entrench themselves in power by crushing anyone perceived as capable of hindering them.
“That is the reason they are using the Department of State Services (DSS) to harass and intimidate us here in Ekiti, under flimsy excuses like investigation members of the State House of Assembly for alleged forgery of tax certificates when the Ekiti State Government, which issued the certificates have not complained to the DSS that its tax certificates were forged by the lawmakers.
“That is also the reason the President keeps showing his anger against Nnamdi Kanu and his Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) agitators while the same President has failed to approach the economy and insecurity, especially the Fulani herdsmen menace with the same level of anger.
“Even when their own Information Minister, Lai Mohammed has told Nigerians that the economy has gone out of the hands of the President, they keep using anti-corruption fight to persecute opposition elements both in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and their own party, All Progressives Congress (APC), forgetting that fighting corruption is not a substitute for putting food on the table of Nigerians.
“The President must therefore be made to realise that Nigerians are suffering, with price of foodstuffs skyrocketing. The economy is in comatose, Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen are killing people. President Buhari must learn to begin to cry over Nigeria’s problems first before going to other countries to cry over their problems for them.”
The President, who is currently in Equatorial Guinea, arrived the country on Monday, March 14, on a mission to further measures to protect the people and resources of the Niger Delta and Gulf of Guinea.
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