Afenifere says Buhari’s recent interview full of lies
Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent interview on Arise Television calling him an unrepentant tribalist.
The group also accused him of making lopsided appointments in the armed forces that contradicts the provision of the Nigerian constitution.
Afenifere in a statement titled “Our irredeemable President” signed by the Secretary-General, Chief Sola Ebiseni in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Thursday he said the President came on national television to tell lies to the world and disrespect Nigerians.
The group said the President “has sheer contempt for Nigerians as an unrepentant tribalist.”
He is pathetically unschooled in the constitution which he often claims to guide him in spite of its manifest flaws,”
Speaking on the lopsided appointment in the Nigeria Armed forces, Afenifere said that Buhari’s claim of making appointments in the armed forces based on merit and seniority and not to satisfy geopolitical zones was a violation of the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution.
”Even his latest appointment of the Chief of Army Staff, is flawed particularly on seniority,” Afenifere said.
“The constitution never contemplates nor approves of the situation under Buhari where 90% of the commanding heights of the armed forces and security architecture will be from only northern Nigeria and only the two zones of North East and North West.
“In any case, anyone familiar with the history of Buhari leadership will appreciate that he is the only Nigerian leader, even among military Heads of state, whose government, himself, second in command as Chief of staff Supreme headquarters (Idiagbon) and top echelon were all northerners. It was after his death that many Nigerians knew Idiagbon was Fulani of Ilorin,” it further stated.