London-based Nigerian activist condemns Buhari's award

By Jenny Chika Okafor EXCELLENCE AWARD TO PMB BY MLKF UNDER THE PLATFORM OF DIASPORA AFRICA FORUM(DAF) See below my written complaint to DA...


By Jenny Chika Okafor



EXCELLENCE AWARD TO PMB BY MLKF UNDER THE PLATFORM OF DIASPORA AFRICA FORUM(DAF)

See below my written complaint to DAF

“Dear Sir/Madam,


I write to express my gross disappointment over the award of excellence to President BUHARI of Nigeria by the Martin Luther King Foundation under your platform.

First, may I appreciate the founder and members of DAF for your vision and mission. The aims and objectives are noble and I identify with them.

That said, I must not fail to point out that in my view and that of many Nigerians, PMB does not deserve or merit that award at this time.
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Accordingly, you have simply ignored the suffering which his incompetent , corrupt and totally divisive government has brought on many Nigerians and inadvertently helped to encourage the impunity of his regime.

I hope to visit the MLK Foundation website to see what their criteria for that award is.

I want to know how they can justify the unbelievable breakdown of law and order under BUHARI ‘s regime which includes but not limited to:

the unprecedented killings of innocent Nigerians by his tribal men under the auspices of herdsmen and his failure to condemn it and secure the lives of many innocent Nigerians whose only crime is owning farms to help them sustain their families where our government is failing

the abduction of DAPCHI school girls which many Nigerians fear may have been masterminded by his party as a way of boosting his flailing image and reputation,

the brazen theft of Nigerian money which has culminated in our recent rating as one of the most corrupt nations in the world by transperancy international, (how can he be fighting corruption when his appointed staff can shamelessly steal our money and boldly tell us that snakes, rats and monkeys swallowed them and BUHARI is conveniently silent)

What about his blatant disregard for the law and constant attempt to undermine our legislators and judiciary? I can go on forever but there is no need for it because the evidence is bare.

In my view, your organisation must in future distinguish itself and keep away from these unjustified awards which are simply for image laundering and not good for the future of Africa.

Unless you do so, your credibility will become questionable and you may be seen as one of those outfits seeking to identify with bad African leaders for relevance and monetary rewards which can only but help to perpetuate corruption and the suffering of many Africans.

Sorry to have complained but unless we tackle these issues, we will continue to undermine democracy and credible leadership in Africa and by so doing, only have succeeded in assisting the masterminds of corruption and poor leadership in dignifying their failings, embarrassing Africa, destroying the good name and image of many hard-working Africans and also limiting the future of our children as key economic drivers across the globe.

Thanks

Jenny Okafor”

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