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Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by stephanie11: 12:38pm On Oct 23, 2020
POLITICSNIGERIA.COM

"You ask for speech, you got the speech, and now, you are speechless,” Shehu Sani, a former Senator representing Kaduna Central tweeted on Thursday evening after President Muhammadu Buhari eventually addressed Nigerians on #EndSARS protests.

Commenting on the controversial speech, Fisayo Soyombo, an investigative reporter said; "My lesson from the broadcast: Stop begging people who don't want to talk to you to talk to you. It will end in tears. They may talk at some point but they will end up saying nothing."

The above among others were the conclusion of many Nigerians after the number one citizen eventually spoke. For him and his cabinet members, he has addressed Nigerians but for most Nigerians, the president's speech 'was not good enough' and lacked empathy.

According to many, Mr Buhari's speech was as good as nothing, recalling a book written by the late Chinua Achebe that indeed, "there was a country". Analysts told POLITICS NIGERIA that the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the brutal Lekki toll gate killings was a 'big slap' on the nation.

The President failed to condemn the attack on citizens neither did he speak on investigating the crisis. While it was evident that protesters and police officers were killed in the violence, the president only pitied the families of security operatives. Unfortunately, Mr Buhari did not even take responsibility despite pressure from notable Nigerians like Afe Babalola, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, Wole Soyinka, monarchs, religious leaders, and the Senate.

POLITICS NIGERIA, however, looked at two previous instances that Nigerians have pressured the president to speak on burning issues in 2020.

COVID-19 Pandemic

Many countries across the world tried as much as possible to rescue as many citizens as they could at the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic but President Buhari kept mum. While many Nigerians called on the president to address the nation on uncertainties, to rebuild the hope of Nigerians, he never said a word.

Then, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed gave an excuse. He told Nigerians that the COVID-19 pandemic was not mature enough for the president to address then. For Femi Adesina, it was a matter of "style", so he said on a Channels Television interview in response to the complaints from Nigerians.

“If you go back to school, you will remember in stylistic class we were told that is idiosyncratic, which means it differs from person to person".

“The style that A adopts may not be the one that B adopts. There is no style we can call the style for everybody. Everybody is at liberty to adopt a style that suits him", the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity said.

Furious Nigerians attacked Mr Adesina online but that could not change anything. The president would not speak until a month after.

Abule-Ado blast

After Nigerians survived President Muhammadu Buhari's long silence on COVID-19, the president was nowhere to be seen again during the Abule-Ado blast incident that killed over 20 people, destroying property worth millions of Naira.

Upon his visit to the place on the same day, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the atmosphere looked like a “war zone” and “a situation never seen before.”

An investigation by BBC later showed that the incident was caused by a leaky fuel facility of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). While a delegation of governors visited the scene, President Muhammadu Buhari never left the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

In fact, rather than the president addressing the nation, it was Mr Sanwo-Olu that traveled to Abuja to show the president photos of the damages. Still, President Buhari did not say a word. Rather, Femi Adesina took the responsibility of condoling the victims in a statement much more later.

The need to do better

Taiwo Ibojo, a conflict analyst, told POLITICS NIGERIA that President Buhari needs to step up his approach to national issues.

"We cannot have a president that handles national issues with levity and you will expect citizens to be happy. He needs to be up and doing. He is not the best for Nigeria at this point. I think he needs those that can really put him on his toes".

"Nigerians voted for him in 2015 because they felt he was the alternative candidate at that point. But today, people are unhappy with the development happenings and 2023 is still far. The best is to charge him to do better", he said.
https://politicsnigeria.com/round-up-nigerians-forced-buhari-to-speak-on-burning-issues-three-times-in-2020/

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by TopBranding1(m): 2:23pm On Oct 23, 2020
It is well. May God help us

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by HeadNigga: 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
By 2023 I go know if Nigerian youths don truly wise.

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by bouncin04(m): 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
During his first tenure , I hear ween , sheybi you guys voted for him the second time , simply because of the igbo deputy the other candidate has got ... We are all in these together ... I wonder what the remaining three years wld be like . One musician is already traumatized grin .

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Kmartt(m): 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
All will be well one day

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by isaaczik: 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
What did he say, if not the threats he made to the citizens.

Are we in slavery.

I felt ashamed having such a clown as president

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Churchill6767: 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
Mr Clueless

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Incandescent(m): 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
If to say the man get hear e for better.


But he's deaf or maybe dead as speculated by Kanu

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by DenreleDave(m): 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
.. undecided

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Fr33born(m): 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
Someone who is not aware of anything that is happening in the country he is ruling, how do you expect him to talk about what he isn't aware of?
You think the person that called him lifeless didn't know why he called him that.

I wish this protest had come few months before election because I'm very sure our youth will forget everything before 2023 and still vote in the old lifeless fools

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Nathphil(m): 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
And the three times what action was taken. It's better he remains silent from today.

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Timiblanko(m): 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
You mean the cow...

I nice word would have do a little yesterday

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Evaromantik(m): 2:24pm On Oct 23, 2020
Old man that needs to be persuaded like to a kid to issue a press conference. And after our efforts, we will still come and read us "Day-by-Day".

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by mkpurumma090(f): 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
Lol... Can a dead President talk? Bikonu

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Arewa12: 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
Jubril or buhari
Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Blexino(f): 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
hmm
Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Freshfish4: 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
He should not speak again cos he has never said anything reasonable. That idiotic Human that always calls this man our darling president, thunder locate him

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Righteousness89(m): 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
Kwanza:


You ask for speech,you got the speech and now you are speechless.

grin grin

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by badmrkt(m): 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
Forced to do everything. But when it comes to nepotism he'd need nobody to force him to....

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by IamPlato(m): 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
...

I noticed that we always expect too much from buhari even though we know that he has got very little to offer.


And when he gives his little we pretend to be surprised that he gave very little..


What's the point?

Stop lying to yourselves... Buhari has very little to give



You just have to manage him like that because you voted for him, chanted his name, helped him rig election for him to be there, so the best you can do is enjoy what he offers.


You cannot plant lime and expect mangoes

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Truthfulguy10: 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
Buhari is dead and gone

Take it or leave it @ ur own peril

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Cypron(m): 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
It is quite
Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by MikeMicheal(m): 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
Anyone who can read, can be the president of Nigeria.
You dont need much wisdom.

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by GraceMicheall(f): 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
AND THIS THREE TIMES HE STILL DID NOT MAKE SENCE,IF HE HAD MAKE LIVES EASY FOR THE MASSES THE COUNTRY WILL NOT BE GOING THROUGH CRISES...


THE MOST USELESS PRESIDENT NIGERIA HAS EVER HAD,

Youth


Youth



Please STOP THIS MADNESS,this is one of the many reasons why our leaders don't take our protest serious,


The masses will be the one to suffer,if you like burn down the whole country,

The rich ones will travel to another country, including me that is typing this.

I REALLY FEEL FOR THE POOR,THE SITUATION OF THE COUNTRY IS TERRIBLE.

STOP VOILENCE !!! VOILENCE IS NOT THE BEST WAY THAT OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD!!!

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by AroleOduduwa2: 2:25pm On Oct 23, 2020
What we saw yesterday is a prerecorded tape of what the presidency call Buhari

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Sunnycliff(m): 2:26pm On Oct 23, 2020
Zombie in chief.... Push and start... Tụfịakwa

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by Beverlyjean(f): 2:26pm On Oct 23, 2020
After forcing him...he ends up saying yanya puuu in chinwelu agu's voice....and he never visited lagos at those times ...

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Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by makewe2: 2:26pm On Oct 23, 2020
let him talk for us please.

https://www.nairaland.com/6199216/there-no-nigerian-working-nigerian#95229739

Please, @seun or Nigerians I do not know who the moderators here are but please help me to get this issue to frontpage. Nigerians are suffering. It is too much.

whoever has a voice, please help us!!
Re: Three Times Nigerians Forced Buhari To Speak On Burning Issues In 2020 by BeeBeeOoh(m): 2:26pm On Oct 23, 2020
shocked



This last one is the highest, even if Buhari is a daft, does it mean that he don't know the right thing to do? How can a President keep quiet when there's a turmoil and chaos in the country he's governing? What manner of president loves spilling of blood of people he swore to protect if not a sadistic president??



It is only a sadist that behaves as such, Buhari is a sadist. He doesn't have joy within him.

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