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Buhari’s Silence On Lekki Killings Undermines The Disaster – YOV

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

A Diaspora group, Yoruba One Voice, YOV has come out to blast the recent killing of peaceful protesters in Lekki, Lagos.

The Yoruba One Voice group recently described the act as genocide that cannot be condoned in this part of the world.

According to the Yoruba One Voice Communications Director, Zacheaus Somorin, the killing was premeditated, callous, and criminal, and the incident must be investigated and perpetrators brought to book.

He added that Buhari saying nothing about the Lekki killings during his recent speech also undermined the gravity of the disaster and such silence is wrong.

His words, “We urge the international community to sustain its intervention in Nigeria. African Union, Amnesty International, EU, US State Department, the United Nations and others, have been proactive since the crisis started. But at this critical moment in the history of Nigeria, more should be done especially the urgent prosecution by the ICC of those that may be directly or indirectly involve in the Lekki genocide.

β€œOn the ongoing protests across the country, YOV posited that the police have taken side with the government; as against the people, as there have been reports of the naked shooting of peaceful youth protesters across the country, especially in Lagos State.”

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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’Γ©tat. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.

Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.

Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.


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