Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose expressed disappointment with Thursday evening’s address by Nigerian President Major General Muhammadu Buhari.
Fayose tweeted that Buhari’s broadcast was “speechless” and he reminded Nigerians of his warnings against re-electing him.
In recent days, many Nigerians have asked the President to speak to young people protesting police brutality under the hashtag #EndSARS.
Nigerians also expect the President, as Commander in Chief of the Federal Armed Forces, to answer related question about the events that ended with the deployment of troops to shoot unarmed youths at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night, but Buhari has remained silent on the matter.
According to eye witnesses, soldiers opened fire on protesters against #EndSARS at the toll gate around 7pm, adding that about seven people were killed in the attack.
Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Tuesday evening while visiting the injured youth, that about 30 of the young protesters were being treated at various hospitals in the Lekki.
Sanwo-Olu had said that he had not ordered uniform officers at the protest site. However, the president remained silent over the incident, which was condemned by local and international civil rights groups.
Governor Fayose called the president a “clueless leader” and said Nigerians lives don’t matter to the president. He said all Major Buhari cared about was being called a president.