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Analyst wary of Buhari gaffes abroad

09 February 2016, 18:20

Abuja - A local political analyst has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to demonise his compatriots particularly when he travels abroad.

Jude Ndukwe, the commentator, pointed out to a recent interview in the United Kingdom in which the President is quoted as saying some Nigerians “made it difficult for Europeans and Americans to accept them because of the number of Nigerians in prisons all over the world accused of drug trafficking or human trafficking.”

“The problem here is that the president was trying very hard to encourage the US, the UK and maybe other similar countries not to accept Nigerians into their country. He would rather every Nigerian stayed back home,” Ndukwe said.

Also read: Buhari clears the air on his frequent trips abroad

“Our president has continued to disparage Nigerians from abroad at every given opportunity,” said Ndukwe.

“This has to stop forthwith. The Presidency is an office of service and not that of insults. With these developments, it is obvious that the president has lost touch with all those who worked hard to repackage him as a man of restraint and not the rash one that ruled as military Head of State.”

Ndukwe claimed having become president, Buhari seemed to have abandoned “the men on whose back he rode to power” hence the endless errors.

“It will serve Nigerians a whole lot of good if our president is made to understand that there is a limit to presidential gaffes, and that the earlier he retraces his steps and be the champion of his people and not their destroyer, the better for him, the citizens and the nation.”

- CAJ News


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