President Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina, who was on Raypower FM this morning, reacted to the viral report of President Buhari not knowing that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, did not obey his order to relocate to the state after the January 1st massacre that claimed 76 lives.
According to Femi Adesina, President Buhari has other channels of getting information but that doesn’t mean he gets everything.
It just tells you that the president is not omniscient. As president and commander-in-chief, he has other channels, but it doesn’t mean that he gets every information under the sun.” he said
However when the anchor of the radio show told him that on security matters, the President of a country is expected to be kept updated on challenges and new developments, Femi Adesina said;
It is not correct, even in the best countries in the world, the super powers, there still would be security breaches and failures. It is not correct…”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),who has also reacted to the report, said that President Buhari directly admitted running an incompetent, disorganized and uncoordinated administration.
Their Statement read;
Nigerians have completely lost hope in President Muhammadu Buhari and his incompetent administration. By stating that he was unaware that the IGP only spent 24 hours in Benue state, Mr President has confirmed that he has not been effectively monitoring the handling of the security situation of our nation.
This places a huge question mark on the regular assurances issued from the Presidency on security.
For our party, PDP, the expression of President Buhari has once again vindicated our position that our nation has been placed on autopilot cruise with a cabal pretending to be managing our affairs.
Indeed, Nigerians need to know; what exactly did President Buhari, as the Commander-in-Chief, do when he realized that the IGP did not carry out his orders? We demand a direct answer from the Presidency.
The fact is that there is no sense of remorse by the Government as the President himself spent only two hours in Benue state without visiting the victims or even making any direct policy statement on those behind the killings and how to forestall future bloodletting. Rather, in the character of this government, Mr. President engaged in yet another blame game instead of facing issues.
If the Presidency is not committed to monitoring critical issues such as security, then Nigerians are no longer in doubt as to why other sectors, particularly our once robust economy, had gone comatose under the Buhari administration.
Moreover, Nigerians are miffed that while the wailings over these daily bloodletting are yet to abate, President Buhari is busy announcing his plans to return to Benue to seek for another round of votes.
This shows clinically that Mr. President is truly not aware that Nigerians have since abandoned him in his state of unawareness.
Nigerians can no longer bear with a government that cannot give directions to officials and monitor it through; a government that is so inept that it lacks the elementary proficiencies to initiate and implement effective policies and programmes for national cohesion and development; a government that lacks the basic skills to internationally engage and run a virile economy.
We have a government that was so careless, that it even had names of dead persons in the list of appointees to federal boards. What a tragedy!
Again, we maintain that our nation has been on auto-drive under the APC and Nigerians cannot wait to end this nightmare come 2019.
For us, in the PDP, the well-being of Nigerians and overall national cohesion will continue to remain paramount to us at all times, as we rally with the people on our repositioned platform ahead of the 2019 general elections.