Fierce human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu has said the only place where hooliganism is going on in Nigeria “it’s at the Aso villa and the president is the one presiding over it”.
Yesufu was a guest on ARISE News where she said it’s very disrespectful for politicians voted into office by citizens to be attributed to as hooligans.
She was reacting to comments by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who had warned against acts of hooliganism.
But in her reaction, Yesufu said: “I think it’s very disrespectful for people that we put in office to keep looking at us and telling us all sorts of things and then citizens are the ones that are supposed to be respectful to the people in office.
“If there’s anywhere where there is hooliganism going on, I think it’s at the Aso Villa and the president is the one presiding over that and we’ve had to feel the depth of that hooliganism and it’s very unfair for the president to look at protesters, people who are tired of what’s going on in the nation to say something like that. That’s not the kind of language the president should be using.
“He has consistently over the years since he was elected denigrated Nigerians both in and outside of the country and every time he speaks it’s that tone he uses and it has to stop. The highest office of this nation is the office of the citizen.
“The office of the President is the highest political office in the land and we should always remember that we are not slaves to them, we put them there to serve us and that’s why they are called public servants.”
By Abel Ejikeme