Funke Adesiyan to Tinubu, Soyinka: Buhari has failed Nigerians

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Funke Adesiyan

Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan, has blamed All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; and former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, for misleading Nigerians into voting for Muhammadu Buhari as president in 2015.

In an angry post on Instagram, Adesiyan said Buhari was destroying the drmocracy that Nigerians fought so hard to enthrone.

She had last week urged popular musician, Innocent Idibia aka Tuface, to back out of the ‘One Voice’ nationwide protests against Buhari’s policies as the president would not listen to the agitations of the demonstrators.

Describing Buhari as a “two-faced tyrant,” she said she was disappointed in these eminent Nigerians “who sold this bad product to gullible Nigerians and yet kept mute as the democracy they alongside many others fought for is being destroyed.”

Taking a lead from the title of a controversial book by Prof. Chinua Achebe, ‘There Was A Country,’ she berated the Buhari administration for trying to stifle Nigerians’ freedom of expression and expressed sadness that people like lawyer and human rights advocate, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, and Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, were no longer alive to fight for the masses.

The post reads: “There was a Country! I am not disappointed in this egoistic, deceitful, two faced tyrant of a president as I did not vote for him, I am more disappointed in men of supposed honor who sold this bad product to gullible Nigerians and yet keep mute as the democracy they alongside many others fought for is being destroyed by this tyrant of a General. I am disappointed in Asiwaju Tinubu, Prof Wole Soyinka, Adams Oshiomole and many more men and women who had led us to believe they are on the side of Nigeria and the oppressed.

“We are in a democratic era yet our freedom of speech, expression and association is being threatened and you all are quiet for the fear of what? Arrest? What is life without a purpose? I said it last week that it is useless protesting to a deaf horse and protest is not enough. You now see what I mean? How dare you try to shut people up? You elderly ones who sold us this bad market and yet keep mute in the face of impunity have failed your country. Your loyalty to your country is tainted and untrue. On this day, I wish Gani Fawehinmi and Abami Eda were alive. These were true great men whose loyalty to Nigeria will forever be unquestionable.”

 

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