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More Nigerians say ‘no’ to Buhari’s re-election bid as Catholic cleric tells them “not to support a failing government” over Christian massacre – Tola Adenle

May 23, 2018

Nigeria

 

Unfortunately, rather than face the myriads of problems confronting Nigeria, especially the insecurity created by Fulani herdsmen/terrorists, he’s pursuing diversionary political moves towards winning the 2019 elections even though he has squandered the gold-platter opportunity to rework Nigeria.

In the euphoria of welcoming Buhari Support Organization headed by a civil servant, Hameed Ali, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) – Buhari added salt to the wound of Nigerians that Ali says “notwithstanding the accomplishments of President Muhammadu Buhari in agriculture, it is a certainty that those who are lazy will be hungry. 

[http://saharareporters.com/2018/05/23/lazy-nigerians-must-be-hungry-says-hammed-ali-leader-buhari%E2%80%99s-supporters.]

 

All over Nigeria on Tuesday, May 22, Catholics – clerics and laity – processed peacefully in major cities the continued massacre of Christians by Fulani herdsmen and the deafening silence as response from the government led by {Muslim] President Muhammadu Buhari.

There were protesters in many cities, including Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan (where this blogger lives). The thousands who congregated along the Government Secretariat-located SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Center at Awolọwọ̀ Junction carried placards and chanted slogans. While the protesters were mostly the Laity, there were priests (Rev. Fathers) a couple of who directed the traffic at the busy junction. Some of the female marchers dressed in uniform ankra made to honor an earlier Pope’s visit.

The country-wide protests were in compliance with a directive by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria. While this blogger is aware of other churches’ weekly prayers asking God to bring a stop to the killings, Nigeria’s Catholic Church, ever so alert to social issues in society, is the first and only faith so far that has come out publicly not only to condemn the continued massacre and intimidation (church burning) of Christians but also the only one to call out Buhari on the grave issue.

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta, Ogun State in Nigeria’s southwest, as well as the Catholic Bishop of Jalingon in the country’s Middle Belt – an area that has been devastated by the terrorist herdsmen – have called on Buhari to resign for failing to secure lives and properties in the country.

Jalingo’s Bishop Hammawa is scathing in his criticism of Buhari’s see-no-evil stance of the devastation being wrought by the marauding Fulani herdsmen. During the celebration of a Requiem Mass for the repose of the slaughtered Christians, his Homily was clear to all Nigerians:

  • These continuous killing of innocent people, while our elected leaders look the other way, is an act of betrayal …
  • The Federal Government must rise up to protect all citizens without bias …
  • If he can no longer protect the lives and property of citizens which is a primary constitutional responsibility, he [Buhari] should step aside …
  • By all indications, this government is failing and that is why I am calling on the people not to support a failing government.

 

Unfortunately, rather than face the myriads of problems confronting Nigeria, especially the insecurity created by Fulani herdsmen/terrorists, he’s pursuing diversionary political moves towards winning the 2019 elections even though he has squandered the gold-platter opportunity to rework Nigeria.

In the euphoria of welcoming Buhari Support Organization headed by a civil servant, Hameed Ali, leader of the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) – Buhari added salt to the wound of Nigerians that Ali says “notwithstanding the accomplishments of President Muhammadu Buhari in agriculture, it is a certainty that those who are lazy will be hungry.

The salt to the wound at the meet-and-greet led by a civil servant in charge of – as Nigerians would put it inelegantly – a super juicy parastatal?

  • appealing to Nigeria’s NE vote by praising late President Abacha – an unbelievable excuse of a super thief, and perhaps Nigeria’s most hated ruler, – that “no matter what You [Nigerians] think about him, he built roads, hospitals … Worse, to think a man who rode to power on a promise to fight corruption would EXCUSE Abacha’s infamy with such words is not only unpardonable but unconscionable;
  • Okay, I own the Northwest, my zone … home of the so-called herdsmen … votes assured;
  • Atiku Abubakar from the Northeast?/Forget him; I see no ill by Abacha from same area, he built roads …;
  • who & where are the unstated “lazy Nigerians” – (this time no longer “lazy youth”)? the SW?? The implied come-hither to the SE despite the APC cover that gave Buhari the presidency is unmistakable to Nigerians who may not be able to read tea leaves but can definitely read Buhari & his errand boys like Customs boss who expend govt time and funds to pursue sectional agenda.
  • And the unveiled aside/criticism at/to Obasanjo as having squandered $16 billion meant for infrastructure is not lost on Nigerians who invested a lot in Buhari’s ascendancy to the presidency;

RETIRED GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA, “… IT’S TOO LATE, YOU LOST YOUR CHANCE”, to borrow words from an old song.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1:29 P.M. [GMT]

 

 

 

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