Ezekwesili slams President Buhari for delivering uninspiring nationwide address on Independence Day



Former minister of education Oby Ezekwesili has condemned the tone of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day speech which he delivered in a nationwide address on Sunday, October 1.

According to Ezekwesili, who is also the convener of the Bring Back Our Girls group, President Buhari’s speech was so ‘divisive and uninspiring’.

Ezekwesili made her submission in a tweet on her verified Twitter handle on Monday, October 2 afternoon.


She said the speech fell short of what a leader should give.

Ezekwesili however praised the president for making a trip to Maiduguri in Borno state to celebrate Independence Day with Nigerian troops on the war front in the battle against Boko Haram.

It was earlier reported that Chief Mike Ozekhome, a constitutional lawyer and rights activist, had lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari saying he showed his hatred for the Igbo race.

In a statement issued by the lawyer on Sunday, October 1, he criticised the president’s Independence Day speech saying it confirmed his fixated hatred for the Igbos.


The lawyer wondered why the president did not criticise the activities of Fulani herdsmen and the quit notice issued to Igbos in the north.


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