Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, has lambasted the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, for distributing President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 election materials during Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting.
The elders said Shittu had reached a criminal height of sycophancy and described his action as sad and unfortunate.
The minister wore one of the caps, which had the logo of the All Progressives Congress and the inscription “Continuity ‘19: Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo’ on it and told journalists that the cap was for politics and not for FEC deliberations.
But reacting, the YCE Secretary General, Dr. Kunle Olajide, noted that the Minister’s distribution of the campaign materials downplayed the mood of the nation after Fulani herdsmen went on the rampage killing innocent people.
Olajide said, “I am surprised that some of our political leaders are engaged in criminal height of sycophancy completely oblivious of the mood of the people they claim to represent.
“People are talking about 2019 elections and 2023 presidential elections as if it is somebody ’s birthright.
“People should stop taking Nigerians for granted for God’s sake. We are in the 21 st century and not the 20th century. The insult is too much.
“It is unfortunate and I am sad that someone could be pre-occupied with such thought and action.