Chief Mike Ozekhome criticised President Buhari’s Independence Day speech

Ozekhome said President Buhari failed to use the opoortunity to address more important issues facing his administration. Read the statement below: “The entire national day broadcast by PMB on the occasion of Nigeria’s 57th independence is quite disappointing in all ramifications”. RChief Mike Ozekhome who is a constitutional lawyer and a right activist has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari saying he has shown his hatred for the Igbo race. Vanguard reports that in a statement issued by the lawyer on Sunday, October 1, he criticised the president’s Independence Day speech saying it confirmed his fixated hatred for the Igbos. The lawyer wondered why the president did not criticise the activities of Fulani herdsmen and the quit notice issued to Igbos in the north.

It was very un-presidential and un-reconciliatory. PMB left the real issues and pursued trifles”. “The speech was bereft of nobility of statesmanship, and devoid of a calm grasp and appraisals of the dire straits Nigeria is currently in”. “The broadcast was rabidly narcissist, parochial, nepotic and clannish, as it failed to see anything wrong with the blatant and well reported threats by the Arewa youths to quit fellow Nigerians from their domains”. “The speech followed his now well worn out fixation of perceived hatred for the Igbo race, whose leadership he needlessly scurilized and lampooned, for allegedly being behind IPOB and other agitations”. “I doubt and didn’t hear him mention anything about gun wielding herdsmen that literally vanquish citizens in their own homesteads across Nigeria”. “The President celebrated mediocrity and edified his government’s non-performance two and half years down the line”. “I genuinely wondered if he was discussing the same country, Nigeria, that I am in, or another utopian planet Mars”. “The beautiful picture of a peaceful country he painted so glowingly and artistically with the paintbrush of breathless satisfaction is quite different from the stark reality on the ground, which every beleaguered Nigerian labours under”. “His speech writers either wallowed in utopian mystic of redemptive messianism, or in crass fraud and grand deception”. Read more:
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