Outrage Over Buhari's Sallah Message
Is he no longer for everyone or does he now belong to some people?
President Muhammadu Buhari has been out of the country for over 50 days on medical leave and it seems Nigerians have gotten used to his absence until yesterday.
The Presidency, on Sunday, released a voice message of the President to Nigerians.
The voice message was released to debunk reports that the President was suffering from speech impairment.
The audio clip, which is the President’s voice message to Nigerians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, is in Hausa.
The Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had, in a statement on Saturday conveyed the message of the President to Nigerians.
On Sunday, the BBC aired a recorded audio version of Buhari’s message.
The message, which took the President about one minute and three seconds to deliver, is the audio version of the statement released by Shehu.
The fact that President Buhari spoke in Hausa is what got many Nigerians infuriated.
Some even believed the voice was not President Buhari's own.
See comments below:
How can President Buhari address 170 Million Nigerians with Hausa language or maybe he wasn't talking to us all...?????— Kelechi Nkoro (@K1Says) June 25, 2017
The poor management of President Buhari's health has exposed the grave weakness of his media handlers. It's been a disaster anyway.— Ahmad Salkida (@ContactSalkida) June 26, 2017
Dear Lai Mohammed, please translate President Buhari Mohammed interview for us in English. Thanks!— Adepoju Tobi Samuel (@OgaNlaMedia) June 26, 2017
Who ever allowed this to be released need to quarantine— Kenny???????? (@kehindekolawole) June 25, 2017
Am i the only one who believes this is not buhari?— Smolz (@smolz_gixx) June 25, 2017
Bro it's an insult for a president to make an audio broadcast in Hausa addressing a multi-lingual/ heterogeneous nation. We deserve better.— HENRY DAVID (@HENRYDAVIDZ83) June 25, 2017