Corruption: Fayose Links Cameron’s Vituperation Against Nigeria to Buhari’s Earlier Comment

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Following the British Prime Minister description of Nigerians as ‘’fantastically corrupt’’, Governor Ayodele Fayose has attributed it to an earlier comment by President Muhammadu Buhari along that line, saying the Nigerian president should he held liable for this sarcastic comment.

He said Buhari’s utterances outside Nigeria were the reason the British Prime Minister made such uncomplimentary comment , saying: “What do you expect from the international community when the president of a nation keeps going abroad to say that his people are corrupt?”

He said it was annoying that President Buhari said he was embarrassed and shocked by Cameron’s comment, adding that instead of telling Nigerians that he was shocked, the president should apologise to Nigerians for de-marketing the country and its people.

The governor, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications , Lere Olayinka, said; “When a president mounts the podium in foreign lands and gleefully says that his own people are criminals, that they are corrupt and that those abroad should be sent back home, why won’t presidents of other countries brand all citizens of such a country as fantastically corrupt?

“Rather than this grandstanding from the presidency, conceited efforts should be made to redeem the image of Nigeria that the president has destroyed.”