AYCF chides Buhari over slur on Southern/Northern elders
• Tony Nyiam Says FG Has Demonstrated Incompetence
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has described President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the most insensitive government and party the nation has ever produced since independence.
They said unless the country is rescued from the hands of the ruling APC, Nigeria may nose-dive to a failed State, stressing that indices depicting a nation with dire need of urgent intervention in its socio-economic and political affairs merged with the present critical security and economic challenges that have worsened under the Buhari’s administration.
This is just as one of the arrowheads of the Gideon Okar coup of 1990, which was primed at restructuring Nigeria, Col Tony Nyiam (rtd), said the fact that the Presidency reacted in such crude manner against the position of those expressing concerns about the killing spree across the country clearly demonstrates the fact that the government is incompetent, insensitive and has nothing to offer.
Wondering who Nigerians should then listen to, Nyiam said it was disturbing to hear such response from the Presidency, when the magnitude of killings that have never occurred in Nigeria before is now taking place and even extending to core Northern states like Sokoto, Zamfara and other palaces.
In a statement, yesterday, by its national president, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, AYCF said its attention has been drawn to the “intemperate and highly immature response by the Presidency to the historic summit of the Northern Elders Forum, Afenifere, Ohanaeze and PANDEF on the spate of killings in Nigeria under the incompetent government of President Buhari.”
AYCF said the Presidency’s response has confirmed the position of the leaders that Nigeria needs a dynamic and visionary leadership to take over from the current incompetent, insensitive and visionless bunch running the country to the edge of the precipice.
It added: “We understand that the coming together of patriots from every corner of Nigeria to take a common stand against the mis-governance called government in our country has robbed this Presidency of its desperate card of divide-and-rule of playing sections of the country against themselves.“It is now clear that this government represents no section of Nigeria, except the cabal of evil doers. This achievement of oneness that is now driving the administration to extreme desperation is a good reason for the very senior citizens across Nigeria to ignore the vituperations of a sinking administration.”
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