Democracy Day: Lawyer Punctures Buhari’s Speech, Failure to Name Looters

  • Says President failed to address herdsmen attacks, other critical issues

Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

A constitutional and human rights lawyer, Ms Carol Ajie, has described the Democracy Day broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) as a “slumbering speech” that failed to address many critical national issues, especially his failure to publish the recovered loots and looters.

Ajie said in a release analysing Buhari’s speech on Sunday that the president was at most incoherent as well as inconsistent about his promise to publish the details about the recovered loots and instead shifted the responsibilities to the Ministry of Information with no stipulated date.

She cited the President’s statement:“We are also engaged in making recoveries of stolen assets some of which are in different jurisdictions. The processes of recovery can be tedious and time consuming, but today I can confirm that thus far: significant amount of assets have been recovered. A considerable portion of these are at different stages of recovery. ..”, as slumbering.

Quoting Premium Times, Ajie said: “Rather than personally speak on the matter and provide specific details as promised, Mr. Buhari only said he had directed the Ministry of Information to periodically publish details on the assets recovered so far.”

The award winning lawyer listed 12 key areas, which President Buhari either failed or deliberately chose to ignore including: “Galloping inflation arising from Buhari’s meanness in refusing to disclose an economic policy in Africa’s most populous country more than a year post-inauguration. He wants all Nigerians dead?”

Ajie also said that Buhari through his broadcast failed to respect the sanctity of life with too many killings involving the Zaria massacre, Fulani herdsmen slaughtering from Agatu to Enugu and inhumanity to IPOB some extra-judicially killed.