Ganduje suspends media aide for demanding #EndSARS

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai

Governor Umar Ganduje has suspended his media aide who criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the #EndSARS campaign.

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai was asked to proceed on suspension after slamming the president as insensitive towards the worldwide campaign to rid the Nigerian police of brutality, a source confirmed.

Mr Tanko, in a tweet, said that the action of the president is betraying those that voted him and typical supporters at the grassroots including himself who has been supporting the president since he debuted in politics.

Mr Tanko tweeted “I’ve never seen a government with zero emphaty like that of president Buhari. So many times when his people are going through difficult time and expect some sort of tab on shoulder to reassure them that he is in charge, but he failed to do so.

“The I don’t care attitude is on another level,” Mr Tanko wrote.

He added that “To speak to your people over issues that are bedevilling them has become something like a favour you are doing to them.

“Over and over again, you cannot spare five minutes and address the nation to calm them down, the same people you went round to the 36 states to beg for their votes, its heartbreaking,” the official wrote.