Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has stated that the reason why President Muhammadu Buhari was not invited to attend the inauguration of United State President-Elect, Donald J. Trump was a clear signal that Buhari does not enjoy international relevance any more.
Fayose noted that Buhari’s 10 days trip to London on medical grounds was just a cover up after all efforts to secure an invitation failed.
In the statement signed by his aide, Lere Olayinka, the governor said that; “there is no doubt that Buhari is not in the good books of the incoming US government.”
“With Obama’s role in the emergence of President Buhari, it can be said that he (Obama) is a member of the APC in the diaspora.” He added
“There is more to it that in an important event like the inauguration of a new US President, our president will be missing in action.”
“No doubt, something is fundamentally wrong because if there is hope of a future relationship between President Buhari and the new US President, they would have been celebrating his inauguration and would not have allowed Nigerians to hear any other news apart from Buhari going to America.
“Obviously, Buhari’s junketing to US that gulped $1 million per trip, has come to an inglorious end,” he said.
Fayose urged President Trump to look into Nigeria and the Southern Kaduna killings where over 800 people were reportedly killed by armed Fulani herdsmen.
“The Southern Kaduna killings is a clear case of genocide that must be thoroughly investigated and unraveled.
“To make matters worse was the bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons camp by the military in apparent desperation to cover up the corruption and mismanagement of affairs in the camp.
“We appeal to Trump to ensure that the voice of the opposition is not silenced in this country.”