Buhari Instigated Post 2011 Election Violence – Adeyeye

The Minister of State for Works, Mr Dayo Ayeye on Sunday blamed the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari for the … Continue reading Buhari Instigated Post 2011 Election Violence – Adeyeye

adeyey_dayoThe Minister of State for Works, Mr Dayo Ayeye on Sunday blamed the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari for the violence that occurred after the 2011 general elections.

“I want to say without any fear of contradiction that that violence (post 2007 election violence) was instigated by the candidate of the CPC then and now the candidate of the APC, General Muhammadu Buhari”, he said on Politics Today.

Mr Adeyeye further noted that prior to the election “he (Buhari) had said that if he did not win, he will make Nigeria ungovernable and his supporters keyed into that and immediately their man did not win the election, they started to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens”, he said.

He also noted that despite several calls made to General Buhari to calm his supporters during the post election violence “he refused and so the mayhem continued”.

Presidential candidates of all the political parties in Nigeria signed an accord to prevent electoral violence before, during and after the February 14 elections, but Mr Adeyeye remained adamant that the candidate of the APC will not respect the accord if he loses the election.

“I do not believe that General Buhari and his co-travelers in the APC will keep faith with that document” adding that “it is one thing to append your signature to a document and another to act on the tenets and wordings of the document”, he said.

He maintained that comments credited to the opposition APC that they will “form a parallel government is treasonable” insisting that members of the PDP “will never talk like that”.

The Minister maintained that “it will be difficult for General Buhari to wash himself clean from the violence in 2011, because it is so glaring that prior to that election, General Buhari made inflammatory statements that virtually encouraged people to be violent.

PDP Is Resolutely Confident

Mr Adeyeye also said the ruling PDP is not not “jittery” but “resolutely confident and very assured that we are going to win the election”.

He hinged his party’s resolute confidence on the performance of President Goodluck Jonathan.

“President Goodluck Jonathan has performed creditably very well in the past four years”, he said adding that “I believe since the beginning of this democratic dispensation, he has done better than any other person”, he maintained.

He also accused the APC of not believing in democratic processes, citing the office of the party raided by the Department of State Services, alleging that the APC is trying to clone Permanent Voters Cards.

The Worst Military Ruler

Mr Adeyeye, who lambasted the APC presidential candidate for being on the side of “dictatorship during the trying time of Nigeria’s political history” further added that General Buhari is the worst military Head of State Nigeria has produced.

“We have had many military leaders in Nigeria, but I will say that the worst of them all is General Buhari.

“Point to one single project that General Buhari executed during his two years in office” adding that he was “rather concerned with flogging Nigerians who are queuing for rice” he said.