Comedian Seyi Law has slammed former presidential aide Bashir Ahmad for suggesting capital punishment for kidnapping and Banditry which are the major causes of insecurity in Nigeria.
Ahmad who served under the immediate past President, Muhammadu Buhari, made the suggestion in a post on X on Tuesday.
His post followed the recent kidnapping of some teenagers in Abuja.
He said, “Please advocate for a national law that mandates capital punishment as a penalty for kidnapping and banditry.”
Reacting, Seyi Law wondered why Ahmad just came about the idea now and not when he had access to a sitting President.
He wrote, “I have tried to keep mum this year, but every day, some forms of foolishness float to my timeline, and it is making it difficult. This is one of the youth who had access to the presidency but advocated this until he has been thrown into an ocean of wisdom from the seat of power.
“Young people who are given opportunities end up in sinking sand of corruption like Betta Edu that we start wondering if only the clamouring for youth inclusion is really worth it. The works of several years ruined with this scale of massive greed in less than 6 months. Won n pe e lole, e tun gbomo ewure jo (They’re calling you thief, and you are dancing with a kid [baby goat]).
“I love the progressives condemning the kidnapping outrightly and calling out the president to do something. We must hold the president to his past words in opposition. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. For those doing analytic reports, don’t expect the opposition to clamour for you when you fall. Let them cook too as you no wan get sense.
“Our votes are not for praise singing alone but for constructive criticism and demand for better welfare for all. Everybody that needs to work needs to get working and show us their dirty hands with progressive works. Every administration’s lifespan is a maximum of 2 years and 9 months. Time is ticking.
“Let the president step up better.”