President Muhammadu Buhari just hours after returning to Abuja, from a 10-day private visit to the United Kingdom, has earned the backlash of many Nigerians.
The president has been accused of “joking” about the security challenges claiming the lives of hundreds of Nigerians — after he was asked about the strategies the country has adopted in its fight against insecurity especially kidnapping.
In his response to the journalist, the president said though he hasn’t seen the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, he thinks the IGP is doing a great job because he is losing weight.
This statement has sparked reactions among many Nigerians including a former presidential candidate and Minister of education, Obiageli Oby’ Ezekwesili.
Ezekwesili wrote via Twitter:
And this is supposed to be funny? A President @MBuhari making a joke of the daily drenching of the country in the blood of his citizens who are killed daily without ANY consequence while he bears the title “Commander-in-Chief”? Carry on.
Someday the Citizens will be ready.
I frankly decided to never again waste my Voice on a political class that has no redeeming prospect of caring about their citizens.
But I could not hold back @ this callous joke ab”? Insecurity after ten days of @MBuhari leaving his country for some opaque ‘private visit’.
Citizens of every country have the power to determine how their Political Class can treat them.
Until we are collectively ready to end the joke that our Political Class have turned NIGERIA into, they’ll continue.
I won’t even respond to the sad souls spewing rubbish on my TL(Timeline), she said.
Some other reactions
Nigerians losing their lives. IGP losing weight.
— Ohimai Godwin Amaize (@MrFixNigeria) May 6, 2019
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