President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech has been slammed by Oby Ezekwesili who said that she is not impressed with it at all.
Co-founder of BringBackOurGirls, Oby Ezekwesili has reacted to the speech broadcast of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it is a case of missed opportunity.
Making her view known on Twitter, Ezekwesili wrote: “I can give an instant Citizen’s feedback to President @MBuhari that his Speech this morning was a a terrible case of MISSED OPPORTUNITY.�”
In his speech, Buhari charged security agencies not to let the successes achieved in the last 18 months in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents be a sign to relax.
He also said Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable thereby squashing any hope of the country breaking up. He also said his government will renew fight against Boko Haram, kidnappings, farmers versus herdsmen clashes.
Another Nigerian expressing his view on the speech wrote: “Missed opportunity to calm frayed nerves, engender peace and mend fences. This is a man who just escaped from the claws of serious illness and whose actions, comments and inactions plunged the nation to it’s divisions and disunity.
Buhari, I am one of your supporters but with the speech I heard this morning , you lack wisdom of your age, understanding of the times you live in and you are the greater agent of the agitations springing up around the nation.
Let’s imagine a Buhari first apologizing for being away from duty all this while, then providing clarity on the many questions Nigerians are asking pertaining to his health, then also using this golden opportunity to preach peace and unity devoid of forceful and pained intonations and even if its in pretence assure all of his support for the current unanimous call for a change in direction of the nations affairs.
These would have gone a long way in changing perceptions and reduce tensions in the polity. Instead he was pretty much occupied issuing threats and shutting down all avenues for a national discourse and negotiations on the nations most pressing issue at the moment.”