Former ambassador to the Philippines, Yemi Farounbi said God has assigned President Muhammadu Buhari as a retribution on Nigerians.
The Cable reports that Farounbi said this on Saturday while featuring on a weekly radio show, Ayekooto on Splash 105.5FM.
According to him, Nigerians were cautioned about the past history of Buhari and how he jailed many politicians.
“In 2014/2015 when we were campaigning when Nigerians decided to accept the campaign of once chance, they were warned of the past history of Muhammadu Buhari and how he imprisoned many politicians including Chief Obafemi Awolowo,” he said.
“God is a wonderful being. He decided to use Buhari to punish Nigerians for their evil deeds, and Nigerians deserve these punishments.
“Nigeria is not what I thought it would be. I have incurable optimism that Nigeria will still be better. Those who are enjoying the proceeds of bribery, corruption, epileptic power supply, insecurity, among other vices, are not looking forward to seeing a better Nigeria.”
The former ambassador also said that the threats made by bandits against Buhari and Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, denote great danger to Nigeria’s unity.
“The acts of the bandits have shown that they really mean business. They recently ambushed officers from the Brigade of Guards in Abuja, and this is an absolute insult and injury to the sovereignty of the country, and whenever I hear this, I feel ashamed of our country,” he added.
According to Farounbi, during a visit to Cambodia when he was still an ambassador, he was held in high esteem and regaled like a saviour because Nigeria had assisted the country during the crisis.
“Now we are being threatened by terrorists in our country and our soldiers are almost incapacitated, the Nigerians soldiers that went to Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Congo but now they cannot effectively defend the territorial integrity of their country,” he said.
Speaking nn politics, Farounbi said the Nigeria’s two main political parties share similar doctrines — and that they just serve to recycle politicians with little or no value to the nation while people remain ignorant to their rights.
Furthermore, he condemned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for fielding a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket, adding that such act could further pose the unity of the country in danger.
However, Farounbi said Buhari may still refine his reputation by becoming Nigeria’s best leader if he positively restructures the nation into six geographical regions, adding that it would stimulate the nation’s economic and political space.