Fayose Lied, Buhari Issued Statement On Agatu Deaths
Investigation has revealed that Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose lied on his comment accusing President Muhammadu Buhari showing more concern to other countries, rather than dealing with the problems facing the Nigeria.
Fayose had in a statement signed by his Special Assistant of Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, accused the president of quickly condemning Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Grand Bassam Resort in Cote D’Ivoire describing it as “hypocritical and demonstration of insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians”.
“If President Buhari could afford to pick his phone and call the Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, immediately after the attack, Nigerians must ask the President why he kept mute for days over the Fulani herdsmen massacre of over 300 Agatu people of Benue State, the Mile 12 Lagos killings and wanton destruction of properties among others,” Mr. Fayose said.
Checks however revealed that President Buhari indeed condemned the Agatu attack and even ordered investigation to unravel the circumstances resulting into the attack.
The statement by the President condemning the Agatu attack was signed and released to the general public on February, 28 by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Below is a screenshot of the statement.