Buhari, Abba Kyari ran Nigeria as Banana Republic: Yoruba World Congress

President Buhari and Abba Kyari: Nigeria was run like a Banana Republic

By Abankula

Yoruba World Congress has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to return Nigeria to a constitutional Republic, in accordance with the structure of government as outlined in the constitution.

The group slammed Buhari and his late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari of running the country like a Banana Republic in the last five years.

Evidence of this, the group said was conveyed in the TV eulogy given on 18 April by Mr. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Buhari.

“We of the Yoruba World Congress  (YWC ), an umbrella body of all Socio-cultural and Self-determination groups within and beyond Nigeria hereby draw the attention of all Nigerians to the final statements of Garba Shehu’s eulogy.

“Garba Shehu said that the fact of Abba Kyari’s passage does not mean that there is a vacuum in the government of Nigeria;

“That though Abba Kyari had been away for one month before he died, yet the job of government had not stopped; that there is a structure in place to ensure continuity, even though it is the president’s eventual responsibility to decide who takes over from Abba Kyari”.

YWC in a statement by its President, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye said it was implied by Shehu that Nigeria was being run as a Banana Republic, a country in which the structure of government depends on the whims and caprices of the leader of the government.

The group rejected the governance style as outrageous and unacceptable and that it should stop immediately.

“Nigeria is a fully constitutional republic in which the structure of government is laid down by the constitution.

“Therefore, it is outrageous and unacceptable that constitutionally provided for, and constitutionally appointed, office holders of the government of Nigeria should, under any circumstances, be subjected to the absurdity of having to go through the Chief of Staff to see the President.

“We are talking of high public officials such as Ministers, Ambassadors,  Top federal Career civil servants, State Governors, National Assembly members and, to our collective embarrassment, even the Vice-president.

A Chief of Staff is no more than the head of the president’s kitchen cabinet, the president’s own personal collection of personal staff,  that has no superiority to the structural pillars established by the constitution of Nigeria.
Abba Kyari’s unconstitutional position as de facto president in recent times, coupled with an elected President who is periodically nowhere to be found, has seriously denuded the legitimacy of government in our country.
It represents the ultimate manifestation of the seizure of government by a cabal

“A Chief of Staff is no more than the head of the president’s kitchen cabinet, the president’s own personal collection of personal staff,  that has no superiority to the structural pillars established by the constitution of Nigeria.

“Abba Kyari’s unconstitutional position as de facto president in recent times, coupled with an elected President who is periodically nowhere to be found, has seriously denuded the legitimacy of government in our country.

“It represents the ultimate manifestation of the seizure of government by a cabal belonging to a small section of our country, an unconstitutional seizure of government that is being effected and perpetuated by impunity, and by spiteful disregard of the respect due to the other sections and nationalities of our country who together constitute the majority in our country.

“We the majority of Nigerians have watched with shock and pain, and other nations of the world have been looking at us with total disbelief and pity, as our country has been run like the personal estate of a small cabal.

” We have a Vice President who has been boxed into a disrespectful corner simply because he does not belong to the self-appointed owners of our country”, concluded the YWC statement.

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  • Infact I'm surprised that the so called yoruba leaders are just waking up from their slumber ,stop crying of spilled milk best is go get another one.

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  • Yoruba World Congress.Please tell me what you guys have done for the poor Yoruba masses,I have watched you so called Yoruba leaders for over 70 years .Most of you are selfish and greedy,you only care about your children and family members .Looking at Yoruba states today,our young females are prostitutes,and you have turned our brilliant young men into violent thugs.Its about time you guys wake up and know that no Yoruba child must not be left behind instead of partying all the time,Why cant you admonish all the thieving Yoruba governors.Late Baba Awolowo left us a great legacy,which was destroyed by the greedy and so called Yoruba Leaders.We know our leaders so please stop fooling us,is Olusegun Obasanjo not a Yoruba man.Common people.All the Yoruba governors are running Yoruba land like Banana republics right now,so please address that first.

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  • Another bunch of Fully Frustrated Felons in Frequent Fury to Final Failure since 2015. Yeyenatu comments. Pointless submission by some uttley silly simpletons in infantile inanity. Utter balderdash with no relevant content. Useless fellows.

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  • It is evident that the system of govt in place in Nigeria is not performing like it should. Otherwise, if all this was know about the real role of Kyari in the day to day administration of Nigeria, why was there no opposition expose or official complaint. Omoyele Sowore seemed to have been the only fearless individual that exposed the inner working of the Buhari administration. This goes to say a lot about the so called politicians, legal scholars, traditional rulers, religious leaders, and others who conveniently kept quiet against the backdrop of this travesty. It is a sad story for the country Nigeria.

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    • I totally agree with you. If as a high government official I am unconstitutionally denied access to the President, I should resign my appointment in protest. But not in Nigeria.
      But it is good for all us that outsiders are complaining.

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