Absence of Presidential Inaugural Speech Contemptuous – Professor

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Professor Akin Oyebode, has described the absence of an inaugural speech at the Wednesday, May 29 second term inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari as contemptuous.

Speaking on Channels Television shortly after the inauguration on Wednesday, the Professor of Law described Buhari’s inaction as a “military parade with Scottish back pipes”, where Nigerians had to “lean very heavily on the militarist culture to give the whole ceremony some semblance of ceremony.”

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He condemned the President and organizer’s disregard for political culture in an event marking the beginning of another 4-year tenure, adding that “If his speechwriters were properly guided, he would have spoken about the need to change the architecture of security, the new ministers.”

“An address would have given some inspirational statements that would give the people some succor…they are taking Nigerians for granted”, he averred.

“He had four years to prepare for this transition; this is motion without movement. The yearnings, aspirations, goals, dreams of people would seem to have been dashed”, Oyebode maintained.

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