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.”