Bisi Akande To Buhari: I Don’t Sympathize With You, You Applied For The Job
By Benjamin Omoike
Chief Bisi Akande, former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, has stated that he has no sympathy for President Muhammadu Buhari regarding the criticisms, accusations and bashing he and his government are currently receiving from Nigerians as a result of the numerous challenges bedeviling the nation today.
Akande said the state of the nation today has drawn attention to Mr President, but that he (the president) must understand that he applied to be Nigeria’s president.
He made the remark in his terse address at the Public Presentation of his autobiography, ‘My Participations’, which had in attendance President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Akande said: “We (Nigerians) know you love the country, but we want Nigeria to be peaceful, to prosper. We abuse you for everything that is wrong in the country.
“We know we are fraudulent, cheaters and for all the wrongs we still blame you for it. I don’t sympathise with you because you applied for the job.
“I only pray that Nigeria will be better and more prosperous in your time. I also pray that Nigeria will enjoy peace during your government.”
Other personalities present at the occasion were: All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, and former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola and Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa.
Former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel; Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, represented by his son; Governor of Kano State, Abdullaii Ganduje, represented by his deputy, Gawuna; Governor of Kwara State, Abdulraham Abdulrasak and Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi.
Others include: Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Senator Solomon Adeola, representing Lagos West Senatorial District; Opeyemi Bamidele; Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun; Senator Musiliu Obanikoro; Senator Ganiyu Olarewanju Solomon, GOS; Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi; members of the Lagos State Executive Council, Executives of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Support Group; Women for SWAGA, Lagos State; delegation from Osun State; traditional ruler of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu I, represented by White Cap Chiefs, among others.