The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has taken another wipe at President Mahumadu Buhari on the invitation allegedly extended to ex President Goodluck Jonathan by US President elect Donald Trump to attend his official presidential inauguration.
Fayose released a statement via his special assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Mr. Lere Olayinka, describing the development as clear sign that Buhari does not enjoy international relevance anymore.
According to the controversial governor, the 10 days vacation the President has embarked on could be a cover up for the immense embarrassment after all efforts to secure invitation to Trump’s inauguration failed.
Fayose bluntly stated:
“There is no doubt that Buhari is not in the good books of the incoming US government,” arguing that Buhari’s frequent visit to US during Obama administration and the romance was due to the tacit support given to Buhari by Obama to win the 2015 election with deception.
Mr Fayose stressed that there is more to it that in an important event like the inauguration of a new US President, our president will be missing in action. He wondered why the same Buhari, who was a regular visitor to the US under Obama, is today not part of the historic inauguration of a new administration.
“No doubt, something is fundamentally wrong because if there is hope of a future relationship between President Buhari and the new US President, they would have been celebrating his inauguration and would not have allowed Nigerians to hear any other news apart from Buhari going to America.
“Obviously, Buhari’s junketing to US that gulped $1 million per trip, has come to an inglorious end,” he continue.
Speaking on the issue of numerous crisis and massacre in the northern part of Nigeria, the Ekiti governor, who just became the chair of his party PDP, enjoined Trump to use his good office to save the country from the wanton killings – especially Southern Kaduna where over 1,000 people were slaughtered like goats and buried in mass graves, and horrid human rights abuses of the Buhari administration.
“The Southern Kaduna killings is a clear case of genocide that must be thoroughly investigated and unraveled.
“To make matters worse was the bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons camp by the military in apparent desperation to cover up the corruption and mismanagement of affairs in the camp.
“We appeal to Trump to ensure that the voice of the opposition is not silenced in this country.”
Fayose further declared that the opposition party (PDP) will work with the new American government as it is the will of God for Trump to win against all human gang up. He implored the new American president to put international pressure on the Buhari administration to restore true democracy to Nigeria.
“We however appreciate the non invitation of Buhari because that will give him the much needed opportunity to face the problems he inflicted on Nigeria, especially the IDP bombing, which left over 100 hapless Nigerians dead.”