YOU'RE RUDE, BUHARI SCOLDS BABANGIDA ALIYU
Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the April general elections, General Muhammadu Buhari, has said that Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State is unfit to hold a responsible office in Nigeria.
Governor Aliyu had lashed out at the former head of state twice last week, reminding him and his supporters that Nigeria was not their village.
'I am emphasising this fact because of what happened after the presidential election. Many of us are so myopic that we think our village is Nigeria. No, we're a part and never can a part be a whole. Your village is not Nigeria. Your village is a part of Nigeria. So, if somebody wins or loses election in your village, that does not mean he has lost election in the country,' Aliyu said at the celebration of the 2011 Workers' Day in Minna.
Speaking through his spokesman, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, Buhari said, 'Governor Babangida Aliyu, in his recent comment on General Buhari, has been highly disrespectful and uncouth. His language to General Buhari has been very rude and he has portrayed himself as uncultured and somebody that is not fit to hold a responsible office.'
Buhari further said, 'if he cannot cultivate descent language of talking to somebody who is his elder and who is his senior in every respect, the fact of reckless comment that he has been making has portrayed him as somebody that is ill-mannered and quite uncivilised as a person holding responsible office in Nigeria.'