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    Pantami: Presidency Now Employer And Defender Of Boko Haram – Fayose

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    Apr 25, 2021

    Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has slammed the Muhammadu Buhari presidency, describing it as an employer and defender of Boko Haram terrorists and armed bandits.

    Fayose who described the situation as appalling, lamented that nowhere is safe again in the country and called on Nigerians to restrict their movements so as not to fall victim to the prevailing situation.

    He made his view known in a statement on Sunday by his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, in which he made reference to the saga involving the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

    The statement held that the Pantami issue has further exposed the government’s hypocrisy and complicity, adding that “it is saddening and worrisome that spokesmen of the president were the ones going from one media house to another to defend someone who openly supported terrorists.”

    He lamented that “in the last three days, over 300 Nigerians have been killed across the country, with several others in captivity, and this is still not enough for President, Muhammadu Buhari and his men to wear sackcloth and cover themselves with ashes. Rather, they are seen making merry as if nothing has happened.”

    The former Governor said it was painful that Nigeria was being governed by people who were at one time or the other nominated as Boko Haram negotiators while their lieutenants are those who have openly kicked against military action against Boko Haram terrorists and rejected its categorization as a terrorist organization.

    He said those ruling Nigeria, particularly at the federal level were acting as if the country is about the government and them, forgetting that the government is about the country and its people.

    Fayose said with the killing of Nigerians from North, South, East, and West, it was certain that Nigerians must be impatient to send this APC government packing in 2023. In fact, waiting between now and 2023 will remain a pain in the heart of Nigerians, he noted.

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    “It is funny that today if those running the affairs of the country are not telling us that armed bandits must be seen as innocent until proven guilty, they will be saying offence of forgery is more grievous than an open declaration of support for terrorists.

    “Because of their inability to take decisive actions against these terrorists that they appear to have sympathy for, Nigeria is no longer safe for anyone to live in.

    “Our roads have been taking over by terrorists while Nigerians, including traditional rulers, are now being abducted right inside their bedrooms.

    “It is, therefore, my counsel to Nigerians that they should stay in their domains at this period and avoid travelling around the country. Those staying in isolated areas should also endeavour to move to where there are more people.

    “It is my prayer that God will restore peace and normalcy to our country.”

    Meanwhile, the former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday said the security challenges in some parts of the country are becoming huge issues.

    Dogara in his statement said Nigeria is at war with itself and for the challenges affecting it to end, Nigerians must change the way they think and act.

    The lawmaker while speaking at the 10th convocation of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, on Saturday, said the present challenges affecting the country had long been foretold, but the warnings were not attended to.

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