Nigerian rapper, Falz has objected to a message sent out by President Muhammadu Buhari and demands that the no. 1 citizen of the country must lead by example.
The official Twitter page of President Muhammadu Buhari sent out a thread on Twitter on Tuesday, the 1st of June 2021. The President, reacting to the burning of an INEC office in Imo, threatened that those involved will pay for it and made references to the Nigerian Civil war which rocked the country from 1967 to 1970. The President said;
“I receive daily security reports on the attacks on critical national infrastructure, and it is very clear that those behind them want this administration to fail. Whoever wants the destruction of the system will soon have the shock of their lives. We’ve given them enough time.
I received a briefing today from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on the series of attacks on their facilities nationwide. These attacks are totally unacceptable, and we will not allow those behind them to achieve their evil objectives.
I have assured INEC that we will make available to them everything they need to operate efficiently, so that no one will say we don’t want to go, or that we want a third term. There will be no excuse for failure. We will meet all of INEC’s demands.
In the area of security, we have changed the Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General, and we are demanding that they rise fully to the challenges confronting us. There must be zero tolerance for all those those bent on destroying our country by promoting crime and insurrection!
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.”
Falz was visibly disturbed by the tweet and quoted the last one, asking the president where that same energy was with Boko Haram and all the other kidnappers and bandits terrorizing the nation. He also accused President Buhari of traveling to other countries when his own is in deep turmoil. In his words;
“What is this? Have you treated Boko Haram with the “language they understand”? What about the kidnappers & bandits ? Today you go London, tomorrow Paris. You are now coming here to tweet rubbish“