by Layefa Walter
It is embarrassingly shameful that the Nigerian president and the presidency would continuously lie to Nigerians. The intended deceit by the Buhari administration is outstanding.
Never in the history of this country has the presidency been engaged in such deliberate deceit and falsehood!
We all recall, some few days back, precisely 23rd February 2016; Nigerians were informed that President Muhammadu Buhari rejected an offer by Saudi Arabia to join forces as a member of a coalition of Islamic states against terrorism.
A statement by the president’s spokesman Garba Shehu said President Buhari turned down the invitation Tuesday 23rd February 2016, at a bilateral meeting between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.
But today, facts have emerged that this was a big-fat lie. A falsehood and deceit, shamelessly perpetuated with the intent to misinform and deceive the Nigerian people and Christians!
In an interview With Aljazira, President Buhari categorically stated that he accepted the offer and invitation by Saudi Arabia to join as member of an Islamic coalition force.
The president castigated Christians for questioning his decision to joining the Islamic coalition force. He said rather than the Christians kicking against his decision, they should go and fight the militants in the south. He went as far as calling them “religious Bigots”!
Layefa Walter is an engineer, businessman, and humanist. Connect with him on Facebook.
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