The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has slammed the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, over his comments in Benue yesterday where he claimed he was unaware of the Inspector General Of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris’ relocation to Nasarawa barely 24 hours after he arrived Benue state on his orders.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the IGP to relocate to Benue state following the attacks on indigenes of the state by Fulani herdsmen leading to the death of no less than 73 persons. However, reports indicated that the IGP spent no more than 24 hours in Benue state before relocating to Nasarawa state, a development which the president denied knowledge of.
Speaking on the issue while in Benue state, Buhari said: “What I did was to call him and give him the directive. I didn’t know he moved here (Benue State) and didn’t spend … and then moved to Nasarawa. It’s only now that I am knowing that.
“But I know I dispatched him here,” Buhari added.
In reaction to the President’s comment admitting that the IGP flouted his orders, Ayodele Fayose noted that the President’s account is an unfortunate one.
Fayose took to his social media page to tweet: “What manner of a President will give order to the IGP on January 9, only to be telling Nigerians on March 12 (2 months after) that he never knew that the IGP disobeyed his order? Does this President really know anything about happenings around him, not to talk about Nigeria?”