Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said he was disappointed by the speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari on the #EndSARS protest.
He said one was getting convinced that something must be wrong somewhere.
Globalgistng had earlier reported that Buhari spoke on the #EndSARS protests, violence and government actions.
Buhari also warned hoodlums who have hijacked the peaceful protest to desist.
He appealed to protesters demanding police reform to cease the protests.
The president, in his first broadcast on the #EndSARS protest and the violence that has resulted from it, said he was “deeply pained that innocent lives have been lost.”
He said his government was working to meet the demands of the protesters.
“I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding,” the president said.
Reacting, Fayose, in a tweet via his Twitter handle wrote: “Nothing else could be lifeless than the president’s speech.
“Mr President has never disappointed me.
“Nothing else can be lifeless than the President’s Speech.
“Those who brought this CHANGE should enjoy the NEXT/NEW LEVEL while it lasts,” he tweeted.
Fayose had on Wednesday attacked Buhari, saying no true president of a nation would wait to be compelled to speak to his people at this critical time.
Fayose tweeted: “Is this really the Gen. Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians elected as their President?
“Can a father keep silent for this long when his children who are only agitating for food are being killed by his own security guards?
“Honestly, no true President of a nation will wait to be compelled to speak to his people at this critical time. One is getting convinced that something must be wrong somewhere. Sad!”
However, Fayose said his heart was heavy and that like every other concerned Nigerians, he was worried.
“My heart is heavy. Like every other concerned Nigerians, I’m worried. I’m sad that soldiers were sent to shoot at our youths, who were only expressing their anger against the system.
“I sympathize with families of those who lost their lives and pray that God will heal the injured”.