Buhari Responsible For Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho Agitations – Hakeem Baba-Ahmed
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The National Publicity Secretary of the influential Northern Elders Forum (NEF),Dr.Hakeem Baba-Ahmed believes Buhari is largely responsible for the current separatist agitations in the country by the likes of Nnamdi Kanu of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Yoruba nation activist,Sunday Igboho.
He says: ” All these arguments we are making about lack of inclusion, abusing our diversity, have their roots in the way in which this President runs his government.People don’t feel belong. And the same people who are saying they are not part of the Buhari’s government are now saying give us this presidency. ”
Buhari, in his view, has failed to “address issues that give chance to irredentists, secessionists, adventurers and killers who ride on this idea that this part of the country does not belong to Nigeria and he has failed to reach out and find a way to integrate them into mainstream political system; that is his job.
“You cannot be indifferent to sentiments in South East, you cannot be indifferent to what is happening in Southwest and still hope that you can run a safe and secure country.
“You ought to have detected this a long time ago and move to nip it in the bud and assure communities that will ordinarily feel that people like Igboho and Kanu have a case to make.They have no case to make.
” Every element and every community in Nigeria has been sidelined by incompetence, by indifference and by a president who doesn’t think that it is his job to perform the political role of a leader. So that is the mismanagement that people talk about. It is sad and tragic that we are where we are today when we should be stronger politically.We are not.