Friday, February 9, 2018

Only looters are not happy with President Buhari – Governor Bello tells Catholic Bishops

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Friday said contrary to the position of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) that Nigerians were angry, only those who have stolen the nation’s money were angry with the president.

Speaking to State House correspondents after observing the Juma’at prayers at the State House Abuja Mosque, he argued that ordinary people were happy with the performance of President Buhari.

The Bishops had told Mr. Buhari that Nigerians were angry as a result of alleged bad governance and nepotism in his government.

Reacting to the CBCN’s statement, the governor said: “It is true that Nigerians are angry but the question is who are these categories of Nigerians who are angry?

“The category of Nigerians that are angry are those who used private jets to cart away Nigeria’s money in dollars out of the country to South Africa. I’m sure you are aware that our money is still locked down there. Such money, if you bring it into the economy, a lot of youths that are unemployed will surely be employed.

“And of course, those that have looted the country dry and normally go to the church and mosque to pay tithe are no longer doing so. Of course, these are the category of people who are angry.

“If you look at it critically, the farmers, those with real jobs are happy because the economy is improving. In no time, we have come out of recession, our foreign reserve is increasing, no more bombing in Sambisa, no more bombing in the country, no more bombing in Emab plaza even as close as Abuja, no more bombing in Suleja and all over the country.

“I think those that are benefiting from these crimes and criminality will be angry and they are Nigerians. So, it is important to define the category of the people who are angry.

“I want to urge Nigerians to continue to appreciate Mr President, pray for him so that the good work he has started he will complete it so that Nigeria will be not of the woods.”

Mr. Bello added that he is in support of the decision of the National Assembly to re-arrange the order of elections in 2019.

“I think if you observe critically what happened in the last election where Mr President was elected along with other members of National Assembly, then we called it Buhari tsunami, where the good, the bad and the ugly were all put together and elected, it is either going to be in their interest that the Buhari tsunami will return them or everybody will be on his or her own.

“Let Buhari return and let Nigerians select the good ones out of the bad ones to return to the National Assembly.

“Whichever order it comes, in the upcoming general elections, I can assure you that Mr President will win a landslide and the good ones will return to the National Assembly.”

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