Since President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country from the 14-days vacation in the United Kingdom, he has been hosting different groups to dinner at Aso Rock.
On June 23rd, the president hosted members of the Judiciary at the presidential villa to a dinner. On June 24, the president also hosted APC leaders to dinner at the state house Abuja, and on Monday, June 27, he welcomed captains of industries, led by Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man. (@Mbuhari).
Enraged by the beehive of feasts by the president, Aisha Yesufu, a member of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) campaign group, said President Muhammadu Buhari has chosen to dine with the influential members of the society, neglecting the poor who welcomed him to campaign rallies.
While commenting on the decision of the president to break his fast with only the privileged members of the society, Yesufu wondered why some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east have not been invited.
She said Buhari would have been breaking his fast in IDP camps if the election had been scheduled after the Ramadan season, and also criticised the president for attending a conference on Syrian IDPs but refusing to visit Bama in Borno state, which has a high population of those displaced by insurgency.
Below are what she posted on Twitter;
“If this was election period President Buhari would have been going from one IDP camp to another to break fast as it is not he meets his kind.
“With the pictures from IDP Camps and the hunger and death reported, President Buhari is still showing us pictures of feasting as he breaks fast?
“Do you know how many IDP mouths would be fed by the iftar ceremony taking place at Aso villa?
“Where are those masses that used to welcome PMB to rallies? Are they not good for the iftar ceremonies in Aso villa? Ha! Politicians!!
“President Buhari is yet to visit Bama with all the report coming out and you say he is for the people? No way! He is cold and indifferent.
“Pictures that came out of Syria which prompted World leaders to meet in London including PMB were not as bad as those that came out of Bama
“It’s either the president’s advisers/handlers are incompetent or he refuses advice. How can he not visit Bama and Co to assess IDP situation?”