“I think the President has lost it. His reaction is at variance with the gravity of the insecurity in the country”
President Buhari’s interview with Journalists yesterday on his arrival from London for a 10 day ‘Private visit’
Journalists: Your Excellency, what kind of people are expected to makeup your cabinet and would you expand your cabinet?
Buhari: “I won’t tell you.”
Journalists: Is it true that you decided to travel out of the country to prepare the list of your cabinet for the second term as insinuated?
Buhari: “I didn’t discuss it with anybody so I don’t know how they got the information”
Journalists: What’s your plan to curtail insecurity ravaging the country?
Buhari: “I have just seen the IGP (Inspector General of Police), he is losing weight so I think he is working hard”.
The presidential candidate of AAC in just concluded presidential elections, Omoyele Sowore, human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner, has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari for his comments on the recent spike in insecurity and kidnappings all over the country upon arrival from London.
When asked by the journalist on Sunday if a different approach would be employed to combat insurgents, Buhari had responded that Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), was losing weight, proof that he was working hard.
Reacting to the statement on Monday, Sowore said: “I think the President has lost it. His reaction is at variance with the gravity of the insecurity in the country”.
In a video tweeted by VOA journalist Saleh Shehu Ashaka, on Twitter @AshakaSaleh, had asked the President: “Are we likely to see a different approach in the fight against insecurity, especially kidnapping, which is a big issue now Sir?”
The President responded: “You know, I have just seen the IG, he is… I think he is losing weight; so, I think he is working hard.
Buhari arrived Nigeria from London where he sought medical services at a private hospital, contrary to claims by the presidency that the trip was a “private visit”.