Fela Durotoye, the presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), has reacted to the controversial statement by President Muhammadu Buhari on Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, losing weight because he was working hard to ensure security in the country.
Buhari said this when asked about security challenges across Nigeria and if there would be a different approach in tackling the issue.
He was quoted as saying: “I have just seen the IG, I think he’s losing weight, so I think he is working very hard.”
Buhari’s statement did not go down well with many Nigerians and has since stirred reactions online.
Durotoye, reacting on his Instagram page described Buhari’s statement as being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians who have been experiencing killings and insecurity in the country.
He further called on President Buhari to apologize to Nigerians over his statement.
Durotoye wrote: ” I am dumbfounded! No, Mr. President Buhari, weight-loss is not a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and the apparent weight-loss of the IGP is not a sign of hard work.
“If this was intended to be a joke, then you clearly have underestimated the gravity of the issues of insecurity in our nation today.
“I am sure that the victims and those who have had to pay huge ransoms for the release of their loved ones are not laughing at this distasteful statement.
“Indeed, all those who daily live in fear of abduction either by police, kidnappers, terrorists or herdsmen do not find this funny at all. Mr. President, we demand an apology for this hugely insensitive statement.
“We deserve better and perhaps someday soon when the people are ready, we will get better.
PS: This has nothing to do with POLITICS, this has everything to do with LEADERSHIP. God save our nation.”