Fulani Herdsmen Are Targets Because They Are Buhari’s Kinsmen – Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie
Fulani Herdsmen Are Targets Because They Are Buhari's Kinsmen - Lauretta Onochie - Vantage News Nigeria
Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the Fulani’s are targets of politicians who want to rubbish the efforts of the president.

While stating that there are criminal elements in every ethnic group, Onochie, noted that Buhari is the primary target of those calling for a ban to be placed on Fulani herdsmen.

In a series of tweet titled, “Let Commonsense Prevail,” the social media aide, said that ‘criminalising an ethnic group because you don’t like President Buhari’s face, is nothing short of evil and fishing for trouble.”

She said, “If Emeka, Chijioke and Adanma commit crimes in any state, Emeka, Chijioke and Adanma alone are arrested and charged. Not Ndigbo.

“If Adeleke, Ayodele and Iyabo commit crimes in any state, Adeleke, Ayodele and Iyabo alone would usually be arrested and charged. Not the Yoruba nation.

“However, when the criminal is Musa, Aliyu or Ibrahim, the whole Fulani nation is guilty. Sometimes, Fulanis who have lived in the area for decades, are made to suffer the consequences of crimes committed by others. Why is this? They are Fulanis, Pres Buhari’s ethnic group.

“If theres an ethnic or community clash where lives & properties are lost, we pick & choose which to attribute to community clash & which to lay on the doorsteps of d Fulanis, @MBuhari’s ethnic group in order to satisfy the craving for more bitterness & hatred towards MBuhari.

“There’s no tribe that is free of bad eggs. But criminalising an ethnic group because you don’t like President Buhari’s face, is nothing short of evil and fishing for trouble.

Onochie added that critics of Buhari are out to rubbish the efforts of the president, saying that “It’s a devious game that has been on for a while now. There has been a recycling of “issues” under this government, to the point that those who benefit from the chaos have not noticed the strides this government has made.

“They had asked for, no, Demanded restructuring. @MBuhari has no power to alter the constitution so he did what’s within his power. Executive orders mean that Governors have their powers back as chief security officers of their states No one is threathening state of emergency.

“After restructuring, they moved to Fulani herdsmen & Boko Haram. Then an international “ombudsman” organisation, released statistics showing that in spite of security challenges, Nigeria is safer under this government than the previous.

“They then moved to d economy. Most of their criticisms were false. With the Pandemic & a downturn in the world economy, the IMF announced that Nigeria had moved from the 46th to the 25th best economy, globally while still maintaining her 1st spot in Africa This angered them.

“They didn’t give it a mention. It was not what they wanted for Nigeria and Nigerians. They wallowed in a mud of disappointment. They are now back to restructuring and Fulani herdsmen. They decided that the two topics wailed together, would make more impact.

“Although they have refused to take their liberty, local government councils, state houses of assembly and state judiciaries have been granted autonomy through executive orders signed by Mr. President. What more can he do! Drop?

“Those threathening mayhem must calm down, take a deep breath and remember that this is the only nation we can truly call, “ours”. The ballot box is usually, the best way to change a government. That’s in 2023.”

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