Nigeria Is More Divided Than Ever Under Buhari – Fayose
The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has once again come out to condemn the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari over his reason for placing north-east a priority in Nigeria.
Since the President of World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim stated on Thursday that the Nigeria’s president specifically instructed the bank to channel its developmental activities towards the northeast in spite of the insurgency effects at the region, trailing reactions have been necessitated.
Fayose, in a statement signed by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka said “because of his nepotism, religious bigotry and favouritism, Nigeria is now more divided than ever before, with the unity of the country being threatened”.
He also mentioned that he had earlier clamored against these actions at the start of the government when he started noticing the traces of ‘northernization’ in the running of governance.
“When a president opened his mouth and said constituencies that gave him 97% votes could not be treated the same way with constituencies that gave him 5% votes, lovers of unity in the country should have raised the alarm and alerted the world of the danger of having a nepotistic president. I warned then but other Nigerians who should have raised their voice kept mute.
“Nigerians should be reminded that on August 15, 2015, less than three months in Buhari’s government, I raised
the alarm that he (Buhari) was operating as a president of the northern Nigeria only. Then, I described steps taken by the president since May 29, 2015, as tainted in ethnic and tribal colouration and inimical to the unity of
“I also decried President Buhari’s nothernisation of Nigeria and said that the appointments made by the president negated the principle of federal character.
“Then, we were told that the president made the appointments on merit and I asked whether there were no competent people in the All Progressives Congress
(APC) in the southern part of Nigeria.
“Now, with the president of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, telling the world that President Buhari gave specific instruction that the bank should shift its developmental efforts to the north, is anyone still in doubt as to the fact that President Buhari does not see himself as the President of the entire country, Nigeria?”, Fayose queried.