Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, has described the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari was not invited to attend United States of America president-elect, Donald Trump’s inauguration as a clear signal that Buhari does not enjoy international relevance any more.
The governor, who said the 10-day vacation announced by the president could be to cover up the embarrassment, after all efforts to secure invitation to the inauguration failed, added that the development was a very clear signal that Buhari’s government will not enjoy tangible support from the new US government, adding that.
According to an e-mailed statement issued on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Lere Olayinka, the governor’s media aide, Fayose said “there is no doubt that Buhari is not in the good books of the incoming US government,” arguing that Buhari’s frequent visit to US during Obama administration and the romance was due to the tacit support given to Buhari by Obama to win the 2015 election with deception.
He said; “with Obama’s role in the emergence of President Buhari, it can be said that he (Obama) is a member of the APC in the diaspora.”
Fayose continued; “There is more to it that in an important event like the inauguration of a new US President, our president will be missing in action.”
The governor wondered why the same Buhari, who was a regular visitor to the US under Obama, is today not part of the historic inauguration of a new administration.
“No doubt, something is fundamentally wrong because if there is hope of a future relationship between President Buhari and the new US President,they would have been celebrating his inauguration and would not have allowed Nigerians to hear any other news apart from Buhari going to America.
“Obviously, Buhari’s junketing to US that gulped $1 million per trip, has come to an inglorious end,” he said.
The governor, who congratulated Trump for winning against all odds, like he (Fayose) won his own election in Ekiti in 2014, appealed to the new American president to do everything humanly possible to save Nigeria from the wanton killings and horrid human rights abuses of the Buhari administration.
He enjoined Trump to use his good offices to look into the daily killings in Nigeria particularly in Southern Kaduna where over 1,000 people were slaughtered like goats and buried in mass graves.
“The Southern Kaduna killings is a clear case of genocide that must be thoroughly investigated and unraveled,” the governor said.
“We appeal to Trump to ensure that the voice of the opposition is not silenced in this country.” Read More