Some elders under the aegis of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of dividing Nigeria more than any other leader in the nation’s history.
In a statement Thursday, the forum condemned Buhari’s removal of Matthew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The leaders alleged that the act shows his “vote of no confidence in one Nigeria.”
Seiyefa had been appointed in acting capacity after Lawal Daura, former DSS DG, was sacked over the siege at the national assembly.
In the statement, the forum described the removal of Seiyefa, who hails from Bayelsa state and who was the second in command to Daura, as a “disregard for the conditions precedent for a united Nigeria and an inclusive country.”
“The I-don’t-care and in-your-face attitude of the President in restoring Nigeria security architecture to the provocative situation of having 16 out of 17 service chiefs from his corner of the country is a clear demonstration of the fact that Nigeria for General Muhammadu Buhari is no more than his section of Nigeria and the resources and the constitutionally mandatory votes from other sections of the country,” the statement signed by Edwin Clark, among the other leaders, read.