By Sam Eyoboka
CHRISTIAN leaders were unanimous in their call on the PDP-led government to prevail on ailing President Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua to hand over to his vice president as an acting president while he undergoes treatment in a Saudi hospital in accordance with the nationâ€™s 1999 constitution.
In their separate goodwill messages to mark the New Year, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, and other eminent clerics maintained that the unity of the nation by far supercedes any personal ambition, stressing that the current situation where it appears there is no government in Nigeria is not acceptable.
They described the passing year as one with several untold challenges such as unending power failure which led to the collapse of several companies and failure of many businesses, increasing number of unemployed youths, a healthcare system that is not delivering, deplorable conditions of highways which claimed many lives and rendered some incapacitated, avoidable strikes in our universities, sectarian and religious crisis while the unfortunate internationalization of religious terrorism by a Nigerian recently arrested in the USA.
They maintained that the year 2010 holds a lot of promise for the continued existence of the nation and no one person should do anything to truncate that dream, especially as we prepare to celebrate the nationâ€™s golden jubilee.