- Ekiti State Governor , Ayodele Fayose , has
described the non -extension of invitation to
President Muhammadu Buhari to attend the
Donald Trump ’s inauguration as a clear
signal that the president does not enjoy
international relevance any more.
The governor said that the development was
a very clear signal that Buhari ’s government
would not enjoy tangible support from the
new US government .
According to Punch online, a statement by his
Special Assistant on Public Communication
and New Media, Mr. Lere Olayinka, on
Thursday said there is no doubt that Buhari
is not in the good books of the incoming US
He argued that Buhari ’s frequent visit to US
during Obama administration and the
romance was due to the tacit support given
to Buhari by Obama to win the 2015 election
with deception .
He said, “ With Obama’s role in the
emergence of President Buhari , it can be said
that he (Obama) is a member of the APC in
the diaspora .”
” In an important event like this in US, our
president will be missing in action .”
The governor wondered why the same
president , who was a regular visitor to the
US under Obama, was today not part of the
historic inauguration of a new
“ No doubt, something is fundamentally
wrong because if there is hope of a future
relationship between President Buhari and
the new US President, they would have been
celebrating his inauguration and would not
have allowed Nigerians to hear any other
news apart from Buhari going to America .
“ Obviously , Buhari ’s junketing to US that
gulped $ 1 m per trip, has come to an
inglorious end ,” he said .
The governor, who congratulated Trump for
winning against all odds , like he (Fayose )
won his own election in Ekiti in 2014 ,
appealed to the new American president to
do everything possible to save Nigeria from
the wanton killings and horrid human rights
abuses of the Buhari administration .
He enjoined Trump to use his good offices
to look into the daily killings in Nigeria
particularly in Southern Kaduna where over
1 ,000 people were slaughtered like goats and
buried in mass graves .
Fayose reiterated , “ The Southern Kaduna
killings is a clear case of genocide that must
be thoroughly investigated and unraveled .
“ To make matters worse was the bombing of
the Internally Displaced Persons camp by the
military in desperation to cover up the
corruption and mismanagement of affairs in
” We appeal to Trump to ensure that the
voice of the opposition is not silenced in this
“ We however appreciate the non invitation
of Buhari because that will give him the
much needed opportunity to face the
problems he inflicted on Nigeria, especially
the IDP bombing, which left over 100
hapless Nigerians dead, ” he added .