Leah Sharibu: Fayose Berates “Confused” Buhari Over IGP’s Gaffe

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has for the umpteenth time expressed his displeasure with the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dissatisfied with the misinformation from the Inspector General of Police over the release of the last standing Dapchi girl in captivity, Leah Sharibu, Fayose said it has once again shown President Buhari is confused.

Fayose said Leah Sharibu’s case is another clear indication that “under this
President Muhammadu Buhari led government, confusion now reigns

Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, quoted Governor Fayose as saying in a statement
issued on Sunday, that it was embarrassing that the IGP could come on national television to deceive Nigerians by giving information that he was not sure of, adding that; “Nigerians can now see why it is advisable to check their calendar when President Buhari and his men say what the date is.”

The governor said; “If the IGP does not have correct information on
activities of the Boko Haram insurgents at his fingertips, it goes to show the level of confusion that has taken over this their government and one can appreciate the position expressed by former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. T. Y. Danjuma that Nigerians should take total responsibility for the security of their own lives and properties
because as it is, a government that is confused even at the level of
its security agencies cannot protect its citizens.”

He described the recant of the IGP statement by the Nigeria Police
Force as highly embarrassing, saying; “What the IGP said was
unambiguous. He said on Channels Television loud and clear that he was scheduled to travel to Dapchi but shelved the trip so as not to
jeopardize the release of Leah Sharibu.

“So, where is the misunderstanding and misrepresentation of what the
IGP said? How can Dapchi residents’ anxious wait for the safe return of the already released girls be the reason for the IGP to say that he learnt the remaining girl will be released on Saturday?

He said the IGP categorical statement on Saturday, that Leah Sharibu was going to be released and the u-turn the following day was a further pointer to  of the United States government’s assertion that animosity
between Nigeria’s security agencies and their unwillingness to share
intelligence was hampering effort at effectively combating the Boko
Haram insurgency.”



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