– A youth group, the Middlebelt Youth Leaders Forum (MYLF) has said, that the attacks on President Muhamadu Buhari by Ekiti state governor is inciting
– The group said Governor Ayodele Fayose and Nyesom Wike are fanning wars against Buhari
– The group also asked the National Human Rights Commission to censor both governors.
A youth group, the Middlebelt Youth Leaders Forum (MYLF) has said, that the attacks on President Muhamadu Buhari by Ekiti state governor is inciting.
The group in Abuja on Monday, January 2, said Ayodele Fayose is fanning wars through ethnic divide in Nigeria.
Speaking at a press conference, the national secretary of the group Terrence Kwuanu called on the National Human Rights Commission to censor Fayose and his Rivers state counterpart Nyesom Wike.
The group said the duo, who have been promoting hate speech should be put on trial.
“The last quarter of 2016 was full of too many deliberate plots by these ethnic warlords to provoke the peace of the over 250 other ethnic groups.
“It is an urgent matter that requires demand for immediate caution and restraint as and any further attempt by these persons who have misplaced their offices for the gutter will be rejected with stiff opposition.
“Their plot is to divert every attention from their inglorious activities of killing, looting, stealing and mismanagement of tax payers money in their states.
Kwuanu said the recent statement by the governor where he claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari was clamping down on potential challengers in 2019 elections, as one of the numerous instances where Fayose had attempted to instigate attacks against the President.
“He had made several spurious accusations in the days and hours preceding his latest attack. Some few days before that Fayose’s brother in arms and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike had similarly ratcheted the regular insults he pours on the federal government with the claim that there was a plot to bomb his plane.
“We observed that these irresponsible comments and behaviour increased in intensity and frequency after a phone recording in which both men were discussing the roles they played in committing crimes, to wit the rigging of parliamentary re-run elections in Rivers state where security agents were assassinated at will on Wike’s orders.
“The mindless harsh criticisms are apparently aimed at distracting the nation, particularly the people of Rivers and Ekiti states, from the grievous crimes committed by both men and possibly forestall the legally natural retribution of impeachment since their acts clearly breach all known laws and the constitution.”
The group also said that the attacks on President Buhari by both men are often launched in words aimed at stoking ethnic hatred and targeted at being derogatory to persons of particular ethnic extractions.
“The veiled hate speech being promoted by Fayose and Wike is already yielding results on the streets where verbal abuses among Nigerians, had cordially existed before now, has spiked. In a few instances debates on the streets over the appropriateness of the duo’s actions and choice of words have resulted in fisticuff and it is a matter of time before full blown ethnic clashes break out on account of the mindless irresponsibility of these two supposed leaders.”