The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle, has slammed Muhammadu Buhari for what he described as the President’s ineffective and one-sided war against corruption.
Addressing journalists during the 12th convocation of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, on Saturday, November 4, the CAN President said it appeared that Buhari was only focusing on fighting corrupt persons outside his political camp while turning bling eyes on those perpetrating corruption around him.
He therefore called on Buhari to also beam the searchlight on members of his cabinet a number of whom have been found wanting in recent times, and his party men who are known to be looters of public funds, if he wants the general public to take his war on corruption seriously.
The Christian Association President also criticized the President for his silence in the face of the Fulani herdsmen’s killing of innocent Nigerian urging him to call his kinsmen to stop the killings of innocent Nigerians.
In his words –
“We need to caution the President in particular that the fight against corruption may not be too far away from around him. Those hands that are not right around him, he should be courageous enough to deal with them.
The signs that we are seeing, because we are not babies, the hand writing that we are seeing is that he has to, first of all, he should deal with the corrupt persons around him before he will be able to deal with those in distant places. He is doing a good job in that area but he must do more.
On the issue of herdsmen killing all over the country, the President has never done anything tangible and convincing about them. The herdsmen have been ravaging and sacking communities with reckless abandon. It appears that they are above the law. This is quite unfortunate. This administration must address that.
These herdsmen have stopped the drums in many homes. Many homes are in sorrow and agony because their breadwinners have been massacred without anybody arresting their killers. I just came from Ancha village in Plateau State, where we had to do a mass burial for 19 people killed by these herdsmen.
Up till now, no government official has visited that place. No action has been taken against these marauding herdsmen. Why? If the President is focusing on Boko Haram in the North-East but has not done anything against the killer herdsmen, that is unfortunate, especially when we know that these Fulani herdsmen are from his ethnic clan. He needs to act fast on these herdsmen.”
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