Social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie has blasted critics of the government of fuelling hatred the Fulani to spite the president. Onochie accused Buhari’s critics of fuelling hatred on Fulani herdsmen to score political points.
In a series of tweets on Monday morning, the presidential aide said that having failed to get at the president through other means, that his critics have returned to the matter of Fulani herdsmen and restructuring with the intention of using it to fall the government.
According to her, criticisms of the country’s security situation failed after it was realized that, in her view, Nigeria is now better secured than it was in 2015. She also said that the administration’s record in the economy was also a no go area for the critics upon her claim that the Nigerian economy was number one in Africa.
She said that having failed in every other area, that the critics have now returned to Fulani herdsmen with the pigeonholing of all kidnappers as Fulani simply with the intention of tainting President Buhari.
Speaking against the injunctions of Femi Falana’s call not to ascribe all kidnappings to the Fulani, she said:
“Who can argue with Femi Falana SAN? Who has a counter argument against Rotimi Fashaki?
“If Emeka, Chijioke and Adanma commit crimes in any state, Emeka, Chijioke and Adanma alone are arrested and charged. Not Ndigbo.
“If Adeleke, Ayodele and Iyabo commit crimes in any state, Adeleke, Ayodele and Iyabo alone would usually be arrested and charged. Not the Yoruba nation.
“However, when the criminal is Musa, Aliyu or Ibrahim, the whole Fulani nation is guilty. Sometimes, Fulanis who have lived in the area for decades, are made to suffer the consequences of crimes committed by others. Why is this? They are Fulanis, Pres Buhari’s ethnic group.
“If theres an ethnic or community clash where lives & properties are lost, we pick & choose which to attribute to community clash & which to lay on the doorsteps of d Fulanis,
Buhari’s Critics Fuelling Hatred Of Fulani – Onochie Insists
@MBuhari’s ethnic group in order to satisfy the craving for more bitterness & hatred towards MBuhari
There’s no tribe that is free of bad eggs. But criminalising an ethnic group because you don’t like President Buhari’s face, is nothing short of evil and fishing for trouble.
It’s a devious game that has been on for a while now. There has been a recycling of “issues” under this government, to the point that those who benefit from the chaos have not noticed the strides this government has made.
Reason Buhari’s Critics Are Fuelling Hatred Of Fulani – Onochie
They had asked for, no, Demanded restructuring.
@MBuhari has no power to alter the constitution so he did what’s within his power. Executive orders mean that Governors have their powers back as chief security officers of their states.
No one is threatening state of emergency
After restructuring, they moved to Fulani herdsmen & Boko Haram. Then an international “ombudsman” organisation, released statistics showing that in spite of security challenges, Nigeria is safer under this government than the previous.
They then moved to d economy. Most of their criticisms were false. With the Pandemic & a downturn in the world economy, the IMF announced that Nigeria had moved from the 46th to the 25th best economy, globally while still maintaining her 1st spot in Africa. This angered them.
They didn’t give it a mention. It was not what they wanted for Nigeria and Nigerians. They wallowed in a mud of disappointment. They are now back to restructuring and Fulani herdsmen. They decided that the two topics wailed together, would make more impact
Although they have refused to take their liberty, local government councils, state houses of assembly and state judiciaries have been granted autonomy through executive orders signed by Mr. President. What more can he do!
Those threatening mayhem must calm down, take a deep breath and remember that this is the only nation we can truly call, “ours”. The ballot box is usually, the best way to change a government. That’s in 2023
Stop sign Let common sense prevail.
God bless Nigeria