Buhari No Longer Reflects on What to Tell Nigerians, Says Afenifere
The pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere has said President Muhammadu Buhari no longer reflects on what to say to Nigerians, saying his statements of recent indicates “waywardness in leadership.”
Spokesman of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said “It’s so clear that these people don’t reflect on what they say to Nigerians anymore.
“How can a President who shut Benin and other borders for over a year without any just cause but lacks the will to shut Niger border because of cultural kinship utter this statement? It is the height of irresponsible and waywardness in leadership,” the Punch quoted him to have said.
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has said on Tuesday that only God could effectively supervise Nigeria’s border with Niger Republic.
The president’s position was made known in a statement by his media adviser, Femi Adesina, same day.
Adesina said the President spoke while receiving in audience former Vice President Namadi Sambo, who heads ECOWAS Election Mission to the Republic of Niger.
The President spoke amid concerns about insecurity and influx of bandits into the country from Niger Republic and other neighbouring countries, saying Nigeria’s border with Niger Republic was difficult to man.
Adesina’s statement titled, ‘President Buhari Pledges Support for Polls in Republic of Niger, quited the president as saying “We share more than 1,400 kilometres of border with that country, which can only be effectively supervised by God.
“I will speak with the President, and offer his country our support. We need to do all we can to help stabilise the Sahel region, which is also in our own interest.”
Nigerians have since been responding to Buhari’s disposition, berating him as a president that has inadvertently admitted that he has failed his country.
Major opposition, the Peoples Demcratic Party (PDP), said the president knew he was lying to himself and to Nigerians when he claimed to have closed Nigeria’s land borders.”
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