President Buhari has forgotten those who voted for him.
On Sunday, June 25, the BBC aired a recorded audio of the president's message to we Nigerians. There are two problems with the message.
Firstly, it was an audio recording and not a video recording. This would not help kill the rumours that the President is gravely ill. Secondly, the message is in Hausa, a language that Northern Nigeria speaks.
Before I speak further on the President, this is what he said "I am immensely grateful to God for his mercy in guiding us successfully to conclude another Ramadan fast. My greetings to all Nigerian Muslims and our brother Christians on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr.
"May the lessons of Ramadan namely; piety, self-denial, prayers and generosity to the poor and needy be with us for all time.
"I, again, appeal to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements or actions against our fellow countrymen. We should all resolve to live in peace and unity in our great country, which is the envy of many less endowed nations."
Not many Christians in Nigeria speak Hausa so I don't know who our President is referring to in that clip. Let's get into the nitty gritty of the matter. Imagine Olusegun Obasanjo addressing the nation in Yoruba or Goodluck Jonathan addressing the country in his native tongue. The feedback would have been terrible.
The country of a multi-ethnic nation such as Nigeria shouldn't be seen as biased. Unfortunately, Buhari's audio clip delivered in Hausa doesn't make it seem he is the president of the entire Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is now obvious he only reckons with the North because that is his base. As for the rest of us- to thy tent oh Israel.
This is just the latest misstep of this tone deaf administration. It is sad that the Presidency feels it unnecessary to divulge the President state of health to the people who put him into power.
Daddy Bubu has taken us for granted. He is treating himself abroad with taxpayer's money and hasn't bothered to update the citizens about his closely guarded condition.
It should be clear for all to see now, Buhari was a necessary mistake. 2019 is less than two years away. See you at the polls.