Buhari’s intervention in Rivers Crisis a political move – Fayose

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Leading to the Saturday Election rerun in Rivers State, the Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose has accused the President, Muhammadu Buhari of having interest in the State polls.

The Ekiti state Governor claimed that the quick response of the President to the political violence in the state was part of an agenda by the All Progressive Congress to clampdown on opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party.

“Only a President with ulterior political motives will elevate political violence above the kind of genocide carried out by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State.”

Banking on the political assurance that the state will belong to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, come Saturday, Fayose said; “Having failed in the court to steal the states from the PDP, Buhari and his APC want to use violence and intimidation.

“But they should know that even if they relocate the Aso Rock Presidential Villa and the APC national secretariat to Rivers State on Saturday, they will be roundly defeated.”

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose raised the issue of the government’s intervention in the ongoing menace caused by Fulani Herdsmen.

He said; “In Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, Fulani herdsmen allegedly killed over 400 people, including children and pregnant women, destroyed more than 10 villages. President Buhari did not raise his voice against this genocide until I condemned his silence.

“Also, in Mile 12, Lagos, 15 persons, including two children were killed with property worth several millions of naira destroyed during a clash between the Hausa and Yoruba; President Buhari did not give the security services any clear directive to deal decisively with anyone.

“Even though one is not against any action of the government aimed at curbing violence of whatever form, but it is pertinent to ask the president whether or not the killing of Nigerians should only attract his attention when it involves elections.”

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