Saturday, July 31

Oby Ezekwesili Slams Buhari over his Comment on IG’s Weight

Oby Ezekwesili had slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for his comment on the Inspector General of Police which he made on his return from a 10-day visit in London.

Ezekwesili slams Buhari over his comment on IG's weight

At the airport, Buhari was asked by a reporter:

“Are we likely to see a different approach in the fight against insecurity, especially kidnapping, which is a big issue now, Sir?”

And the President responded:

“You know, I have just seen the IG, he is… I think he is losing weight; so, I think he is working very hard.”

According to Ezekwesili, the President’s response was…

“callous joke about insecurity after ten days of Buhari leaving his country for some opaque private visit.”

In a series of tweets on Monday, she said,

“Citizens of every country have the power to determine how their political class can treat them;” noting that, “Until we are collectively ready to end the joke that our political class has turned Nigeria into, they’ll continue.”

She went on to say the statement from the presidential made her to rethink her decision to ignore political situations

“But I could not hold back at this callous joke about insecurity after ten days of Muhammadu Buhari leaving his country for some opaque private visit.”

“And this is supposed to be funny? A President Buhari making a joke of the daily drenching of the country in the blood of his citizens who are killed daily without any consequence while he bears the title Commander-in-Chief?”

“Carry on. Someday the citizens will be ready.”

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