Buhari haters criminalising Fulani ethnic group, says Onochie
Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, has said it’s a sweeping generalization to say only Nigerians of Fulani extraction are capable of perpetrating criminal activities.
She noted that those making the claim are driven by their bitterness and hatred of Buhari.
Onochie, who stressed that every ethnic group has its share of criminals, said singling out the President’s ethnic group for denigration and attack is tantamount to fishing for trouble.
She made this known in a string of tweets made on Monday.
Onochie wrote, “If there is an ethnic or community clash where lives and properties are lost, we pick and choose which to attribute to community clash and which to lay on the doorsteps of the Fulanis, Buhari’s ethnic group, in order to satisfy the craving for more bitterness and hatred towards Buhari.
“There is no tribe that is free of bad eggs. But criminalising an ethnic group because you don’t like President Buhari’s face, is nothing short of evil and fishing for trouble.”
The President’s aide further said the critics of the regime have insatiable demands. “They had asked for restructuring. Buhari has no power to alter the constitution so he did what is within his power… After restructuring, they moved to Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram,” she wrote.
Onochie, however, sued for peace amid the unfolding situations in Ondo and Oyo States, adding that elections remained the constitutional way to remove an unpopular government.
“Those threatening mayhem must calm down, take a deep breath and remember that this is the only nation we can truly call, “ours”.
“The ballot box is usually, the best way to change a government. That is in 2023. Let common sense prevail. God bless Nigeria,” she tweeted.