Seven Times Nigerian Presidents, Governors Made Inflammatory Remarks Capable Of Destroying Nigeria

There have been numerous events when Nigerian leaders threw warning to the wind and made heavy, insensitive statements about nationwide points which generated pressure and solely heated the polity the extra.

SaharaReporters, in having a look at seven of such events, stories that infamous among the many leaders identified for reckless feedback are; President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, amongst others.


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Election Is Do-Or-Die Affair – Obasanjo

In February 2007 as Nigerians have been getting ready for the third common elections since return to democracy in 1999, the then President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, mentioned the April common elections could be a do-or-die affair for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

By his reckless assertion which already didn’t give room for opposition’s victory, Obasanjo confessed that his social gathering would do every little thing to cease some politicians from main the nation as from May 29.

He mentioned, “It is left to you to ensure that we elect credible and committed leaders. I commend those of you in the PDP for your efforts so far. You must remain committed to the party. I will campaign. This election is a do-or-die affair for me and the PDP. This coming election is a matter of life and death for the PDP and Nigeria.”

They Do It To Get Money In Their Bank Accounts – El-Rufai Blasts Southern Kaduna Leaders Over Killings

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, in August 2020 accused Southern Kaduna leaders of instigating killings in their very own communities in order to get cash into their financial institution accounts.

The governor blamed them for the continuing disaster, saying, “I have no time for nonsense.”

Southern Kaduna has continued to expertise killings of genocidal proportions within the palms of these principally recognized as Fulani herdsmen.

“I have no time for nonsense. I will not appease criminals. I will not appease idle people who have nothing to do but to raise a spectre of genocide. They do that to get money into their bank accounts and get donations from abroad instead of standing up. Anyone that is moderate; anyone that is promoting peaceful co-existence between various ethnic groups is considered a sell-out,” he had mentioned.

They Will Return In Bodybags—El-Rufai 

Also, El-Rufai, forward of the 2019 elections mentioned folks from abroad who sought to intervene within the polls would return in physique baggage.

El-Rufai made the feedback throughout a dialogue programme on the Nigerian Television Authority when the subject of the worldwide neighborhood’s position in elections was raised. 

Buhari was searching for a second time period in workplace. 

The dialogue in regards to the position of overseas nations in elections was raised on the programme during which reference was made to issues expressed by the European Union, the United States and Britain over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen over allegedly breaching asset-declaration guidelines.

“We are waiting for the person who will come and intervene. They will go back in body bags because nobody will come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country,” mentioned El-Rufai.

“We have got that independence and we are trying to run our country as decently as possible,” he mentioned.

Fulani Herdsmen Need To Carry AK-47 Rifle to Defend Themselves – Bauchi Governor

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has been seen just lately as a godfather to the killer Fulani herdsmen going by his open help for them to be armed and to defend themselves if want be, by killings.

On February 11, 2021, Mohammed mentioned herdsmen want the AK-47 rifles to defend themselves from cattle rustlers and different challenges encountered on the street.

“It is not his fault, it is the fault of the government and the people,” he had mentioned.

Even if faculties shut for eight months, I stay constituted authority – Late Ajimobi

Late former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, had a spell with aggrieved college students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, who staged a protest to his workplace over the closure of their college in January 2017.

But the governor felt they have been unruly.

“You are complaining that your school has been shut for eight months. Am I the person who closed your school? If you want to go violent, we are here waiting for you. Whatever you want to do, do it. You are supposed to have little respect for constituted authority, no matter what,” the governor had yelled on the college students.

I’m Richer Than Osun State – Tinubu Boasts

A former Governor of Lagos State and nationwide chief of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, stirred controversies in September 2018 when he mentioned Osun State just isn’t as rich as he his.

Tinubu, needed for a lot of mega fraud circumstances when he served as governor, boasted in entrance of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Jimoh Olanipekun, some states don’t even come up with the money for from which an individual of his calibre might ‘steal’.

Addressing the Osogbo monarch, he mentioned, “People could also be saying that Jagaban, Asiwaju has appointed somebody to assist him plunder Osun’s funds, and all, and I ask them: ‘How much exactly do you (Osun State) even have?’

“Kabiyesi I don’t want to say this in front of you but, Osun is not as rich as I am, that one would steal. I only want to help this state.”

South-East Will Be Treated In Language Of Civil War They Understand – Buhari

The most up-to-date and trending of the verbal insults which Nigerian leaders have hurled on the residents was that of President Muhammadu Buhari on Twitter which finally compelled the micro running a blog platform, Twitter, to delete the tweet.

Buhari had in a tweet on Tuesday acknowledged that his authorities will get “harder” on these hell-bent on destroying the nation.

“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

The President’s Twitter account was reported by Nigerians who understood the final a part of the thread as threats in opposition to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its navy wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Many reminded Buhari of the implications of the Nigerian Civil War which lasted from 1967 to 1970, stating that such should not be repeated.

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