The apex Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day nationwide broadcast as a mockery of Nigerians.
The group faulted Buhari’s reference the killing of Nigerians in the churches and their homes by armed herdsmen as farmers/ herdsmen clashes.
While the President Muhammadu Buhari had during speech vowed to decisively deal with those killing and sponsoring killers in the country, the group believed the speech merely trivialized the situation.
Media Assistant to the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, Emeka Attamah, said the President had earlier blamed Libyan trained terrorists for killing innocent Nigerians, pointing out that his latest position smacked off insensitivity.
The group said: “The President concluded his speech without sympathising with the relations of those who were killed while sleeping in their homes or praying in their churches.
“This is condemnable. His (President’s) attempt to reduce the willful killings of Nigerians in their homes to clashes between herdsmen and farmers is a mockery of the situation. He has trivialised the issue and this is like pouring petrol into a raging fire.
“This is unfortunate. The speech was not presidential. He should have used this rare opportunity to sooth frayed nerves. It is bad.”