Nigerians, not ethnicities or religions, are to fault for injustices — Buhari
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), has stated that the country’s current polarization and fundamental inequalities are not caused by ethnicity or religion, but by Nigerians themselves.
Buhari made the remarks while receiving members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, released the full text of the President’s message, titled “Forget ethnicity, forget religion.” According to President Buhari’s press conference on Wednesday, “we, the people, are Nigeria’s problem.” The President recounted his struggles to obtain justice in the courts following disputed presidential election results in 2003, 2007, and 2011, concluding that those who ruled against him were of his own ethnic stock and religious persuasion, while those who stood up for him were of other faiths and ethnicity.
He stated, “Our problem is not one of ethnicity or religion; it is one of ourselves.” “After my third appearance in the Supreme Court, I stepped out to speak to those who were present. I informed them that I had spent 30 months in court since 2003. My classmate in high school in Katsina was the President of the Court of Appeal, the first port of call for presidential contenders seeking representation at the time. Justice Umaru Abdullahi, we were in the same class for six years. “I was adamant about not giving up. After what occurred to me in Khaki, I attempted to wear Agbada. Something was done to me as a result of something I did to others. You’re aware of it. In the end, I was arrested and detained, and they were handed back what they had taken. I worked there for three and a half years. This is the country of Nigeria. The President expressed hope that history will record the country’s improvement in the justice system.
“I hope historians and intellectuals document this because it is a magnificent stage of political evolution. Allow our grandchildren and great grandchildren to see how we progressed. “ “We didn’t have it as easy as other folks believe. Not because God has blessed us with a large population and abundant resources. We’ve suffered along the way. He praised the members of the organization for their thoughtful offer, saying that his opponents have been unable to accuse him of corruption in the past.
“I attempt to address these things since you banded together, used your resources, and energies without any influence from me. I cannot express how grateful I am to you. “I am grateful to you and Nigerians because in 2019, I visited all the states, and the people who came out to see me across the country because I am determined to serving Nigeria and Nigerians, and the love is genuine.