Fayose: Blaming Gaddafi For Herdsmen Killings, An Embarrassment


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

West Germany.”

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.