Buhari’s 100 days and invasion of A’Ibom Govt House: My position

By Ayodele Fayose   |   10 September 2015   |   12:59 am  
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President Mohammadu Buhari’s government is now 100 days and even though I align with most Nigerians, who opined that 100 days is too short in the life of a government, it is important to make some clarifications as regarding the administration.

This is more so that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some political jobbers that are looking for appointments are praising the President, citing imaginary achievements.

As at today, the only achievement recorded by the President Buhari’s government is the harassment of leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and those perceived as not on the same political page with the president in his party.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and those who worked with him as well as PDP governors and leaders are now targets of harassment, and by this, the president is telling Nigerians that it does not pay to be honourable.

Goodluck Jonathan was honourable enough to allow a peaceful transition and conceded to the president even though it was obvious that his victory was questionable.

Visiting such a person and those who worked with him with persecution as being done now, is no doubt a sad reminder of the reason we have many sit-tight leaders in
Africa.

Interestingly, some of those who worked with Goodluck Jonathan that the APC called thieves are now being appointed to manage the affairs of international organisations like the World Bank and African
Development Bank.
Lopsided and illegal appointments

In the last 100 days of President Buhari, appointments made have shown the president’s insensitivity to the ethnic diversity of Nigeria and contempt for the Constitution of the country.

The South-East has been totally neglected as if the likes of Dr. Ogbonnaiya Onu, who was earlier touted as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and others in the region do not merit appointments. This is unacceptable.

Appointment of Buharis’s in-law, Mrs Amina Zakari as Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); APC member, Alhaji Lawal Daura as Director General of the Department
of State Service (DSS) and Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, clearly violated the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.
Anti-corruption crusade

While I am in total support of the fight against corruption, it is my opinion that corruption can neither be fought along political party lines nor through the media.

What is being witnessed presently as fight against corruption is mere noise-making, witch-hunt and harassment of perceived political opponents of the president. This is more so that most of the political allies of the President and those sponsored his election are also being accused of corruption and the president is looking the other way. Most importantly, the Halliburton bribery scandal must be revisited.
Invasion of Akwa Ibom Government House

The major sore-point of the 100 days of President Buhari is the last Thursday invasion of the Akwa Ibom State Government House by armed men of the DSS.

Nigeria is a Federation, with 36 States Federating Units and in a federation, the component states are in some sense sovereign.

Therefore, what happened in Akwa Ibom Government House last Thursday was clearly a government (FG) authorising the invasion of another government (state government). Even during the dark days of the
Military, it never happened in Nigeria.

The invasion of AkwaIbom State Government House by armed men of the DSS deserves condemnation from all men of goodwill, including state governors. It was Akwa Ibom last week; it could be the turn of any other governor irrespective of political party tomorrow.

Today, we are also being informed that it will soon be the turn of Ekiti State. We await Alhaji Lawal Daura’s men, but we assure him that Ekiti people will always rise to defend their government.
Conclusion

I commend the president for his efforts at ending the Boko Haram insurgency and I wish to call on all Nigerians to support the president in restoring peace to the Boko Haram ravaged North Eastern part of Nigeria.



  • Wole O

    Fayose settle down and work .At the end of your 8 yr rule what account will you give to your people at least the reasonable ones among them, eating in the boli in the bukka, drinking palmy at a local joint . Is this what governance is ?

    • Cicero

      A people deserve the government they have. It’s a shame this guy is a governor…

  • yinka ola

    GEJ Lost and if he did not quit, people like me would have taken up arms to fight against him because i realise he was about to destroy nigeria for selfish reasons. so fayose , an imbecile and dumb brain that has nothing to offer, should shut up. He will be impeached a second time and will rot in kiri kiri.

    • Don_C

      Are you not ashamed of this post? Your Buhari was installed by the British because GEJ was awarding most contracts to China. The Buhari that you think is not corrupt is a snake and more corrupt than GEJ.
      1. When Buhari was planning his coup, Major Bamidele heard about and informed him about it not knowing he was part of it. Buhari locked him up, and major Bamidele was killed for not reporting Orkars coup. Is this not the same Coup that Buhari is telling us today that those that planned it made him President? Is lying not corruption? Please google Major Bamidele.
      2. Fela sand against corruption, when Buhari wanted to jail him, he used a judge.The judge later went to beg Fela explaining that his hands were tied. The Judges name was Okoro Idogo who conscience made him to go beg Fela.
      3. When Buhari was the PTF chairman, he and Abacha used another judge to kill Saro-Wiwa and 9 others, is that not corruption?
      4. Buhari is the only head of state that built nothing for the period he ruled. He created no single job and like today is he not doing the same thing?
      5. Buhari as NNPC boss looted the nation to a standstill. Recently he under declared his assets. DO you imagine a man who claimed he has no house in Abuja now has an estate(many houses).
      Buhari was installed by the US/UK because GEJ awarded all the contracts to China because they were cheaper. At least you saw when he went to go thank them recently—what do you think his UK and USA visits were for?

      See Goodluck built railway from Abuja to Kaduna you agree with them that its corruption
      Goodluck planned to build the coastal railway from Lagos to Calabar –You join them to say it is corruption
      Goodluck bult numerous power stations —You join them to say body language generates electricity and not power stations.
      My brother no worry —God dey

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