Dr Samuel Kanu-Uche, the Prelate of the Methodist Church has advised politicians in the country to behave themselves and learn from the fall of Robbert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and other sit-tight leaders.

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe delivers a speech during a graduation ceremony at the Zimbabwe Open University in Harare, where he presides as the Chancellor on November 17 2017. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony today, making a defiant first public appearance since the military takeover that appeared to signal the end of his 37-year reign. / AFP PHOTO / –

Kanu-Uche also advised politicians who think they could rig themselves into elected positions to know that Nigerians were now wiser.

The prelate gave the advice at a news conference on Monday after what he called an “Apostolic Tour’’ of the Church’s Arch Dioceses in the FCT, as well as Minna and Lokoja.

“Our leaders should learn from the fall of Sadam Hussein, Gadaffi , Idi Amin and Robbert Mugabe.

“Our politicians are not learning. They should not think they are powerful. Power belongs to God. If they think they are powerful, God has a way of dealing with them,’’ he said.

He decried a situation where some elected politicians earn as much as N13.5 million as monthly allowance, while the masses were suffering.

On security, Kanu-Uche noted that it remain a challenge, especially the recurring herdsmen/farmers clashes in a number of states.

“The people you call herdsmen now were not the ones we knew when we were younger in the 60s.

“Herdsmen live in our villages, they used their staff and control thousands of cattle and we relate well with them, there was no shooting, but now they use gun.

“I understand that the guns are issued to them by politicians,’’ he said and called on the president to fish out those arming the herdsmen and make face the law.

He urged Nigerians to embrace one and another and live in peace irrespective of religious and political leanings.

“God did not make a mistake in bringing us together.

“We want a united country, where there is peace, harmony, justice, equity and rule of law.

“We do not want a religious country. We should co-habit and co-exist in love.’’

The prelate commended President Muhammadu Buhari for not abandoning projects initiated by the past administration.

“I commend the government in power for not abandoning any projects initiated by the former government.

“You know the Jonathan government initiated the railway project and this government has continued with that.

“It is being magnanimous in victory. Roads are being constructed massively and simultaneously,’’ Kanu-Uche added. (NAN)


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