Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said that President
Muhammadu Buhari was becoming an embarrassment to Nigerians, urging
his handlers to desist from allowing him to speak extempore.
Reacting to the President’s claim that
former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, should be blamed for the ongoing
herdsmen killings across the North Central of Nigeria, Fayose said; “It is
embarrassingly shameful that the President has taken his blame game to
the international level by blaming the dead for his cluelessness.”
The Governor in a statement said it was becoming obvious that “Very soon, President Buhari will blame those who elected him for his failure.”
In a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in
London Wednesday, President Buhari had said that the arms Gaddafi,
who was killed seven years ago provided to his supporters had filtered
into Nigeria where they are now being used to fuel killings across the
Governor Fayose, who described the President’s statement as
embarrassing, asked how many Libyans were killed by herdsmen in the
last three years.
“Nigerians are accusing President Buhari and his government of
complicity in the herdsmen killings and all that the President could
do in response is to blame Gaddafi, who became history seven years
ago? This is no doubt another international embarrassment from a
President who knows nothing other than to blame people for his own
“Methinks those handling the President should see to it the he is
prevented from speaking outside Nigeria without a prepared speech.
“The other time, he went to Germany to embarrass Nigeria by referring
to the chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, as ‘President Michelle of
Governor Fayose said President Buhari should rather face the reality
of his government’s failure to secure the lives and properties of
Nigerians as well as its seeming culpability in the herdsmen killings
instead of going to foreign lands to advertise his cluelessness by
blaming the dead.