- Governor Fayose says that Buharivresorts to flying dubious kites and selling cheap dummies to distract the people and obfuscate the issue at hand each time he was under fire for under performing
- He says that the penchant of the Buhari presidency has now become “a comical and circus show; and a theatre of the absurd”
- The Ekiti governor says what is not missing cannot be found while reacting to report of the released 82 Chibok school girls
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has described report of the release of 82 additional Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity, as diversionary tactics to divert attention away from the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vanguard reports.
Fayose made this known in a press statement released at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital on Saturday, May 6, by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi.
According to the governor, it had become the pastime of the Buhari presidency that each time it was under fire for under-performing or had serious issues it could not sufficiently explain to the people, “it resorts to flying dubious kites and selling cheap dummies to distract the people and obfuscate the issue at hand”.
The statement read: “Right now, a matter of urgent national importance arresting the attention of all and sundry is that of the President’s health. While I continue to pray, in conjunction with other Nigerians, for the President’s quick recovery, I condemn without equivocation this shameless playing on the intelligence and psyche of Nigerians taking undue advantage of the vexed issue of the so-called Chibok girls.
“It has become the style of this government to distract attention but the truth will be told some day. Which Chibok girls are they talking about? Chibok girls who purportedly were writing Physics WAEC examinations but cannot speak simple English? Chibok girls who were shielded from the media? Till today the media have not been allowed access to the so-called Chibok girls.
“What is not missing cannot be found. Despite the strenuous efforts at cover-up, discerning Nigerians understand that the stories do not add up. When is the next batch of Chibok girls coming? When is the next make-believe? When there is the need for another cover-up, distraction and diversion of the people’s attention and focus, they will fly their usual kite and sell the self-same jaded dummy.”
Fayose said that the penchant of the Buhari presidency has now become “a comical and circus show; and a theatre of the absurd.”
However, he urged Nigerians keep hope alive and not be despondent.
He said: “Keep hope alive because there will be a new dawn in our country sooner than later. The hunger and suffering in the land are at an unprecedented level right now while the cluelessness and incompetence of this government beggars believe.
“In addition, the intolerance of this government and the way they are trampling people’s rights, and abridging their freedoms and liberties bring echoes of the dictatorship and autocracy of Gen. Buhari’s first coming in 1985.
“It is very unfortunate that we brought ourselves to this sorry passé. I sounded warnings which, unfortunately, were not heeded but, then, there will be a new dawn for Nigeria very soon.”
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that the 82 abducted school girls released by Boko Haram at about 7.04pm on Sunday, May 7, arrived the Presidential Villa in Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.
They were driven to the Villa in a military convoy amidst tight security.
The 82 girls were released on Saturday, May 6, after a successful negotiation with a team representing the Nigerian government.
Some details of the negotiation involved in the release of 82 more Chibok girls by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists have been released.
It was gathered that two combined team of military and Red Cross negotiators involved in the negotiation, flew two Boko Haram commanders to Banki town in Borno state in exchange for the girls, while the Nigerian army took custody of the girls who were handed over by Boko Haram representatives.
Meanwhile, watch this touching NAIJ.com TV video of child survivors of Boko Haram activities in the northeast narrating their ordeal.