– Says Asiwaju’s presidential bid Unshaken
– Warns against vandalisation and looting
*Photo: Ambassador Abayomi Nurain Mumuni*
A member of the Security and Intelligence Committee of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, Ambassador Abayomi Nurain Mumuni, has expressed displeasure on the president’s national broadcast, saying it portrays him (Buhari) as absent-minded on the current issues and challenges affecting the general wellbeing of the majority of Nigerians.
The 2011 gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in Lagos State stated this in a statement made available to journalists on Friday, by his media aide, Rasheed Abubakar.
Our correspondent gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari had in the early hours of Thursday addressed Nigerians over the lingering scarcity of naira notes across the country.
According to Mumuni, the President’s broadcast has demonstrated he does not know where the shoe pinches Nigerians and what the populace is going through to survive, and adduced that to his unpopular and anti-masses policies.
He said that Buhari’s address was meant for morons to digest, not for Nigerians in their senses.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, who frowned at the president’s disregard for the supreme court ruling, alleged he is setting a dangerous precedence by making people feel that rulings of the apex court should not be taken seriously by Nigerians.
Mumuni argued that apart from the masses at the receiving end, the policy is being enforced to frustrate Tinubu’s chances of winning the Presidential election, slated for Saturday, February 25.
“We’re just concerned about Nigerians, especially the masses at receiving end. The policy will not affect Asiwaju in any way. In that vein, Asiwaju is coming and he will emerge the winner of the presidential election,” he noted.
The renowned international author and security expert urged Nigerians not to take the law into their hands as the scarcity of naira notes lingers.
“As citizens, it will be in our best interest to abstain from all forms of vandalism, theft, and destruction of property belonging to the government and private individuals, saying such will be at the detriment of public good.
There are better ways by which we can register our displeasure. Whatever havoc we wreak is our detriment.”
He said, “The speech becomes a gross violation of the laws of the land. Buhari’s statement clearly indicates that he doesn’t understand the sufferings and pains Nigerians are going through or have single knowledge of what is going on in the country
“Most likely, his handlers fail to sound it to his ear, that there’s a pronouncement via the apex court of our land, the Supreme Court. Can anyone arrogantly disrespect any court of law anywhere in the world? Even a lower court’s order must be heeded, talk less of the supreme court.
“The FG’s insistence on the deadline and disregard to the apex court show that they have ulterior motives. The policy was not meant for the good of Nigerians but for selfish and evil reasons. This should have been the policy to embark upon in 2019 if there is a good intention and meaning towards it. Buhari’s address is basically meant for morons to digest, not for Nigerians in their senses
“The supreme court judgment restrained both the FG and CBN. It is not an advise, rather an order from the apex court. Not abiding is a betrayal of the Nigerian constitution.
“He is setting a dangerous precedence by making people feel that rulings of the supreme court should not be taken seriously”.