Fayose Governor criticises Buhari over Cote D’Ivoire statement

Fayose also accused Buhari of being insensitive to the sufferings of Nigerians.

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state. play

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state.

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has criticised President Buhari for issuing a statement condemning the recent terror attacks in Cote D’Ivoire.

You will recall that suspected terrorists attacked the Grand Bassam Resort in Cote D’Ivoire, on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, condemned the attacks and said “…That is why the world has to come together, present a common front and deal with these merchants of evil.”

Reacting to the statement, Fayose said Mr. President’s comments were hypocritical.

He also accused Buhari of being insensitive to the sufferings of Nigerians.

The Ekiti Governor in a statement issued by his Special Assistant of Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, also said  “If President Buhari could afford to pick his phone and call the Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, immediately after the attack, Nigerians must ask the President why he kept mute for days over the Fulani herdsmen massacre of over 300 Agatu people of Benue State, the Mile 12 Lagos killings and wanton destruction of properties among others.”

Fayose also said “From all indications, our president has abandoned governance. The only thing going on in the minds of those running the affairs of this country in Abuja is how to entrench themselves in power by crushing anyone perceived as capable of hindering them.”

The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, on Monday, March 14, 2016, condemned the increasing cases of sexual abuse against the girl child in the society.

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