By Cyriacus Nnaji
The President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke, has undertaken a critical assessment of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and concluded that the nation’s helmsman has failed woefully, JOHN SILAS writes.
Oke who is also the presiding Bishop of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, called for the removal of the President if that would pave way to the desired peace in the country.
The renowned cleric made these known on Friday through Saturday at his Church’s vigil held at the auditorium of the Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Garden of Victory, Ibadan.
He bemoaned that the country was already war ravaged, recalling that in the 1960s when Nigeria fought civil war, Eastern part of the nation was the theatre of war” Sadly today, everywhere in Nigeria is theater of war with much killings and bloodshed going on in the country every day”
The PFN lamented the killings of some students of a private University in Kaduna State, stressing, ” Some wicked people kidnapped some students and demanded #800m for their release; they killed them. The government could not lift a finger and you are telling me that the President has not failed? Buhari has failed.”
Oke added that due to the apprehensive situation Nigeria had found itself under the current administration, for the first time, he has found himself praying for the removal of the President, noting, “For the first time, I have found myself praying that God should remove Buhari.
“They kidnapped students without the government doing anything and you are telling me that the government has not failed! Are you saying we cannot move against an incompetent government whose security apparatus has collapsed?” he further queried.
The cleric added that making Nigeria great should be the concern of all Nigerians and as such, he was not afraid of expressing his views, stressing, “I am not afraid of anybody. I am not! I am the prophet of the Most High, He watches over me. No bullet of the enemy can kill me; I can’t die in the hands of a man.”
Bishop Oke accused the government of treating the killer herdsmen who have been holding the nation to ransom, with kid gloves, saying, Fulani, a tribe less than ten percent, troubling the whole nation. God will trouble them and when the table turns against the fulanis, they will be consumed to the roots”
He said that it was a shame that government could not protect those at the IDP camp which led to the massacre of a number of them in Benue State, adding, “They, at the presidency, were now attacking Governor Ortom who was weeping over his people that were slaughtered”
The leader of the Christian body decried that all states in the country are reeling in the pains of attacks from Fulanis and bandits.
In a rendered congregational prayers; it was chorused, “We invoke the judgment of God on these people. Oh arrow of the Lord, we release against them. Sword of the Lord, cut them off.
“Give us peace by all means even if it means removing an incompetent and a failed President. Oh God, do it quickly and give us peace by all means. Give us a quick and rapid change at the top level of government of Nigeria”
Continuing, Oke said, “Father, anybody standing in the way of your glorious agenda for Nigeria, clear them out; father, we decree and command, the breaking of a new and glorious day for Nigeria”