Fayose Governor condemns Buhari for attending wedding in Kano

The Governor also described President Buhari’s planned visit to Benue, Zamfara, Yobe is an afterthought.

  • Published:
Governor Fayose says Nigeria’s economy had become worse under APC play

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Governor Ayo Fayose has condemned President Buhari for attending the wedding ceremony of the Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s daughter following the kidnapping of the Dapchi girls.

Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje (children of Governors Abiola Ajimobi and Abdullahi Ganduje of Oyo and Kano States respectively) tied the nuptial knot on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Over 100 girls were reportedly kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe state by Boko Haram recently.

Fayose also described Buhari as a selfish king who enjoyed himself while his people were dying.

According to Daily Post, the Governor also said that the President’s planned visit to Benue, Zamfara, Yobe is an afterthought.

He said that Buhari is more interested in his 2019 presidential ambition that the security of Nigerians.

Fayose also said “Obviously, the President is more concerned about his reelection in 2019 and his visit to those States that he abandoned during their times of trouble is to seek for votes, not to sympathize with the people of the States on their loses.”

“On January 9 and 12, this year, 88 victims of herdsmen attacks were given mass burial in Taraba State. Also on January 11, 2018, another 73 persons killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue State were buried in a mass grave in Makurdi, the state capital.

“Meaning that in Taraba and Benue States alone, 161 Nigerians were given mass burial within three days! This never caught the attention of our President. Rather, it was a visit to Nasarawa, a neighboring State to Benue that was important to him.

“To further demonstrate his lack of compassion for Nigerians, while the entire nation, especially parents of the 110 abducted school girls in Dapchi, Yobe State are still in anguish, President Buhari went to Kano last Saturday to attend a social function, thus sparking negative reactions from Nigerians.

“Apparently, it was the negative reactions of Nigerians, especially on Social Media and the effects on the President’s reelection bid that necessitated his hurried visit to Taraba State today, and planned visits to Benue, Zamfara, Yobe and Rivers States.

“I am sure the people of Taraba State won’t be hoodwinked by the President’s cosmetic sympathy, show of concern and crocodile tears, which he never bordered to shed when hundreds of indigenes of the State were being killed by suspected herdsmen.

“Nigerians can no longer be deceived by a President who never cared for them when they needed him most.

“Therefore, no amount of hurriedly organized campaign visits will sway the people, who never saw the President to protect them from being killed and console them when they lost their dear ones.”

Buhari is an insensitive leader

Outspoken Pastor, Tunde Bakare also took a swipe at President Buahri for marrying at a wedding ceremony while the Dapchi girls have not been found.

According to Cable News, he said “Forgive my ill-mannerism, but I could not comprehend why a Governor will celebrate the wedding of his daughter, and another Governor of his son, on the front pages of newspapers, flashing it before our eyes, when other peoples’ daughters are in captivity.

“If any of them had lost a daughter in that captivity, would they celebrate that way? I know the Bible says rejoice with them that rejoice, but I do not know what the president of Nigeria was doing there.

ALSO READ: See the names of 105 missing students kidnapped by Boko Haram

“And somebody came to say, let me explain to you, it is Islamic tradition, before this time, about January, they had agreed, that he (Buhari) will be the one to give the bride away and (Bola) Tinubu will be the one to pay the dowry, and present the son, and they agreed long before now.

“I looked at him and said the president of Nigeria wanted to come to my daughter’s wedding, and I said to him, sir, don’t come. That is beneath your office. Face the work of the State and keep serving.

And 22 governors showed up to mark register, when 110 daughters of citizens of your nation were captured by Boko Haram that you said you have already technically defeated?"

Dapchi girls are safe

Meanwhile, Aisha Wakil also known as Mama Boko Haram has said that the kidnapped school girls are healthy and fine.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.