The Nigerian Minority caucus at the federal house of representatives has faulted the speech delivery by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, US. ayokinews.com reports
The minority caucus faulted the president’s speech to be full of lies/false claims saying the actual facts were skipped at the international ground.
Addressing the world leaders at the 76th UNGA in New York, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his concerns over the rising state of illicit arms trade, called for the even distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine and also listed the numerous achievements of his administration.
Resting to President Buhari’s statements at the UNGA was the minority leader of the lower chamber, Ndudi Elumelu, who expressed the dissatisfaction of the minority caucus, saying the speech was a ‘great disservice’ to the Nigerian populace and that it didn’t portray the ‘true picture of affairs’ in the country.
The minority caucus stated that the president delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari, “ought to serve as an unblemished working document” to solicit international intervention and solution to the country challenges.
The statement partly reads; “Our caucus holds that President Buhari’s speech is a great disservice to our nation by not presenting the true picture of affairs in our country; the human rights violations, corruption, and incompetence in his administration; the excruciating hardship, escalated insecurity, national divisiveness and infrastructural decay under his watch, thereby blocking avenues for desired intervention in our various ailing sectors.
“The minority caucus was alarmed by President Buhari’s report to UNGA that terrorists have been so weakened in Nigeria that they are now preying on soft targets, when in reality, insurgents have become so emboldened under his watch, that they are now attacking military formations, kidnapping and killing our gallant officers while overrunning communities and murdering our citizens without restrain.
“As representatives of the people, the Minority caucus is depressed that President Buhari’s speech did not reflect on the kidnapping and killing of students and school children in Nigeria. The speech did not reflect on the closure of schools and crippling of education in many parts of our country, where normal life has been destroyed by terrorists, neither did it show any empathy towards the victims of terrorism attacks.”