The Christian Association of Nigeria, on Tuesday, said history will not be kind to President Muhammadu Buhari if Nigeria breaks up while he is in power.
The Vice Chairman of CAN (North), Rev. John Hayab, stated this on Tuesday while reacting to the claim by the Presidency that secessionist groups could not intimidate Buhari.
Recall that the presidency on Tuesday declared that it won’t shift ground on its position that the oneness and unity of Nigeria is not negotiable.
Hayab who described the statement released by the Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, as a display of fake arrogance, called on the President to attend to issues responsible for the agitations for Nigeria’s break up.
“It is not cheering news that many groups in Nigeria now are clamouring for secession. Everyone will desire to see Nigeria growing as a big, united, strong and dependable nation. But the current realities have created room for more people and interest groups to seek secession from what they see as a nation without hope or future.”
“As our president, you cannot expect Buhari not to talk tough. However, history will not be kind to him, if this nation breaks up during his tenure as president. The challenge now is whether all that is happening now across every state and region is just to intimidate or bully the president?”
“The truth is that things are not going on well and the President should come up with measures to convince Nigerians that he means well and he is truly in charge. Claiming that he is not intimidated by the threats from secessionist is only a display of fake arrogance that this administration is known for,” Hayab said.