Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was becoming an embarrassment to Nigerians, urging his handlers to desist from allowing him to speak extempore.
Fayose, who was reacting to the President’s claim that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, should be blamed for the ongoing herdsmen killings across the North Central of Nigeria, said; “It is embarrassingly shameful that the President has taken his blame game to the international level by blaming the dead for his cluelessness.”
According to an emailed statement to The Trent on Thursday, April 12, 2018, by Lere Olayinka, his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, the governor said it was becoming obvious that “Very soon, President Buhari will blame those who elected him for his failure.”
While meeting with Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury in London Wednesday, April 11, 2018, President Buhari had said that the arms Gaddafi, who was killed seven years ago provided to his supporters had filtered into Nigeria where they are now being used to fuel killings across the north-central.
Fayose, who described the President’s statement as embarrassing, asked how many Libyans were killed by herdsmen in the last three years.
“Nigerians are accusing President Buhari and his government of complicity in the herdsmen killings and all that the President could do in response is to blame Gaddafi, who became history seven years ago? This is no doubt another international embarrassment from a President who knows nothing other than to blame people for his own failure.
“Methinks those handling the President should see to it he is prevented from speaking outside Nigeria without a prepared speech.
“The other time, he went to Germany to embarrass Nigeria by referring to the chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, as ‘President Michelle of West Germany.”
Fayose said President Buhari should rather face the reality of his government’s failure to secure the lives and properties of Nigerians as well as its seeming culpability in the herdsmen killings instead of going to foreign lands to advertise his cluelessness by blaming the dead.