Buhari Sparing Criminal Herdsmen But Pounced On Southeast People Because Of Nnamdi Kanu – Momodu
Former presidential candidate and publisher, Cheif Dele Momodu has called out President Muhamadu Buhari for the way he is handling the nation’s security challenges.
Momodu alleged that the president in his approach is ignoring the real problems but using a sledgehammer to kill perceived enemies and openly displaying prejudice for certain regions of the country.
The PDP chieftain specifically accused Buhari of treating criminal herdsmen and bandits in the north with kid gloves but deploying the nation’s security assets to oppress the people of the southeast because he views the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu as an enemy.
Momodu said though Kanu has not done anything wrong by demanding a referendum for Biafra, President Buhari is taking out his vengeance on the entire people of the southeast region, with his action further reinforcing the feeling of injustice by the people of the region.
The President was accused of visiting similar hatred on Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo better known as Sunday Igboho.
He made the submission in a statement on Saturday where he explained why he returned to the Peoples Democratic Party.
According to him, “He (Buhari) pounced on the people of South East because of the supposed sin of one man, MAZI NNAMDI KANU! And what’s this sin? The freedom fighter was calling for a referendum which is a peaceful demand for a dignified exit by the Igbo people if they can’t be treated with the respect and equality they deserve in a unified Nigeria.”
He added that rather than resort to violence, the Buhari government should have engaged the separatists in dialogue.
“The response of the Federal Government was to kill the flies with sledgehammers. Unknown to Buhari, violence begets violence. Dialogue would have been a better option but such does not exist in Buhari’s lexicon. The only vocabulary he understands is “attack the real and imaginary enemies…”
“As if this was not bad enough, Buhari failed to act decisively on the menace of Fulani herdsmen who were destroying farmlands and, worse still, kidnapping, raping and killing innocent Nigerians. Never in the history of Nigeria had we witnessed such wanton destruction of lives and properties. Yet Buhari has not deemed it fit to use the appropriate nomenclature of TERRORISTS on these itinerant and dastardly felons. But he had ample time to unleash his goons on Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho Oosa. Those who invaded Adeyemo’s house in the dead of the night left sorrow tears and blood in their wake. Even after Igboho escaped their wrath, they still pursued him to Cotonou where he’s still languishing in indefinite detention without urgent trial.
“This is the type of selective injustice that has led to the absolute chaos in our country. Never had our country been this divided. This makes me sad. Unknown to Buhari, he has practically turned his people into the enemies of the rest of Nigeria, inadvertently, by seeking to give unnecessary preferential treatment, whereas the Fulani that usually go on rampage are the wanderers who had sauntered into Nigeria from neighboring countries unhindered by our Immigration officers. Some people have alleged that left to Buhari, all Fulani descendants in the world would migrate to Nigeria and remain domiciled here forever.
“I really do not know what drives or motivates Buhari, but definitely he has carried his prejudices too far, and beyond normal. I believe the time has come for all opposition parties to get real and join hands to dislodge a Party that has undoubtedly inflicted maximum damage on the country.”