By Teryima Andrew
Following unabated killings of Nigerians, allegedy been perpetrated by suspected herdsmen, a group “Arewa Christian and indigenous pastors association (ACIPA)” has demand for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, for failing in his responsibility to secure Nigerians.
President of the group, Rev Luke Shehu made call in a press conference on Thursday in Jos, Plateau state, said the administration of Muhammadu Buhari has failed in it primary responsibilities of protecting lives and property, hence the need to vacate office, or be faced out of office.
“We demand that the President either resigns his position or be impeached.”
Rev Shehu said President Buhari was no longer capable to continue leading Nigeria as President.
“We regretfully observe that this administration (Buhari) has failed in it’s primary responsibility of protection of lives and property, a cardinal constitutional responsibility the President swore to carry out.”
The group expressed worries over recent release and pardon of demanded for-Haram prisoners by security agencies.
“We question the military high command for the release of about 244 Boko Haram suspects without going through the open investigative and judicial process for competent.”
It also frown at the pardoning of 500 prisoners by President Muhammadu Buhari late last year in Kano “we need the details and profiles of the 500 prisoners released at Kano in 2017. Who are the prisoners and why were they transferred to Kano prison prior to their release by the President in Kano?” He asked.
On corruption, the group demand for the investigation of former head of state President Ibrahim Babangida administration, and serving state governors to account for the bail out funds received from the federal government.
“We do not only demand that the searching on corruption should commence from the Babangida era, but that state governments under this administration should be held accountable for the bail-out funds and the monthly federal allocations with a back-log of salaries owed workers.
The group accused President Buhari of selective justice in the anti corruption crusade, and demand probe on the alleged swallow of 36 million naira JAMB funds by a snake.
“The reported swallowing of 36 million naira by a snake belonging to the Joint and Matriculation Board JAMB under professor Ishaq Oloyede an appointee of President confirms a mockery of the fight against corruption under this administration.”
It also demanded the investigations on budgetary allocations of legislators at every level, meant for constituency projects in their respective constituent’s.
“We demand that all legislatures be made accountable or all constituency allowances.”
Speaking on the alleged derogatory statement made by the Kogi state governor over Christian clergymen in Nigerian, the group said governor Bello risk the wrath of God through loss of re-elections bid.
“For daring our God in a blasphemy, with such arrogance and iniquity unless he repent and apologize, this will be his tenure and end of political career.”