A leading Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has called President Muhammadu Buhari a pathetic liar who only come on national television to tell lies to the world about his government’s achievement.
Naija News reports that President Buhari on Thursday, June 10 while appearing live in a television interview with Arise TV, outlined his government’s stance on a number of issues affecting the country.
The President attended to a series of questions on numerous challenges in the country including his government decision to ban Twitter, the security situation in the north and south of the country, the IPOB issue and what he will focus on when he completes his term.
However, reacting to all that Buhari said during the interview, Afenifere alleged that the President was full of lies, inconsistencies, contradictions and utter disrespect for other ethnic nationalities.
The group’s Secretary-General, Chief Sola Ebiseni in a statement entitled “Our irredeemable President” which was delivered in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Thursday, heavily criticised Buhari, saying that the President “has sheer contempt for Nigerians as an unrepentant tribalist.”
According to the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Buhari came on national television to tell lies to the world and disrespect Nigerians. ”He is pathetically unschooled in the constitution which he often claims to guide him in spite of its manifest flaws,” Afenifere noted.
Speaking further, on the lopsided appointment in the Nigeria Armed forces, Afenifere said that Buhari’s claim of making appointments in the armed forces based on merit and seniority and not to satisfy geopolitical zones was a violation of the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution.
”Even his latest appointment of the Chief of Army Staff, is flawed particularly on seniority,” Afenifere said.
It continued that “the constitution never contemplates nor approves of the situation under Buhari where 90% of the commanding heights of the armed forces and security architecture will be from only northern Nigeria and only the two zones of North East and North West.
“In any case, anyone familiar with the history of Buhari leadership will appreciate that he is the only Nigerian leader, even among military Heads of state, whose government, himself, second in command as Chief of staff Supreme headquarters (Idiagbon) and top echelon were all northerners. It was after his death that many Nigerians knew Idiagbon was Fulani of Ilorin,” Afenifere.