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Anglican Communion laments religion, ethnic division under Buhari

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By Chimaobi Nwaiwu

NNEWI—CHURCH of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Diocese of Aguata yesterday said  Nigeria had never in her history and existence been divided along regional, ethnic and political lines as in the current   administration.

The church also said   President Muhammadu Buhari’s age and health had been serious barriers to his efficient performance as President of Nigeria and therefore he is  unfit for a second tenure and should drop his second term bid.

The Bishop of Aguata Diocese,  Rt. Rev. Dr Samuel Ezeofor said this in his Presidential address/Charge at the First Session of the Fifth Synod, with the theme, “Jesus Christ: The Foundation and the Chief Corner Stone.”

The cleric said: “In the history of Nigeria, there has  never been any time of our existence as a country  that there was so much division along regional, ethnic, religious and political divides as now.

“Hate is the thick cloud that covers the entire geographical atmosphere of Nigeria from North to South, with open confrontation and abuses. The Nigerian State is filled with hate speech everywhere, including in market places and worst of them all in the electioneering campaign.

“The first bacteria and virus that affected President Buhari’s administration, was former President Goodluck Jonathan’s alleged misrule  until Nigerians could no more take that as reason for his non performance.

“The current administration’s  series of complaints and numerous blame game, continuous vendetta and shower of every wrong doings against the administration of  former President Goodluck Jonathan  also makes him  unfit to continue to lead  Nigeria.

“That was followed by the National Assembly’s refusal to approve the budget; his ill health; the cabal not allowing him work; rats sending him packing from office to his bedroom and now, the budget said to have been grossly cut by the National Assembly.

“The deliberate delay in declaring the bloodletting killer herdsmen who are mainly Fulani as terrorists  coupled with his age which is affecting his performance makes him unfit for the job. He is not fit for the job of a leader of Nigeria and he does not belong to the age for the job.”

According to the Church of Nigeria Aguata Diocese, “If the country will have stable and enduring democracy, they must elect a president that can lead and coordinate Nigeria as a whole and his office detached from religious bigotry and become responsible and responsive.

“The leader of Nigeria must not be the office, but the office must be the leader but in our situation,  the President of Nigeria has been badly  infested with political bacteria and viruses that affect one mentally and intellectually.”


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