Former Archbishop of the Lagos Catholic Church, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, has requested that the Buhari-led administration admits its failure.
This comes shortly after the cleric advised Buhari to respect himself and quit.
Cardinal Okogie expresses surprise and disappointment in the fact that Bhari is more concerned about resolving conflict in APC party than attending to the ever-growing problems of Nigeria.
He said, “The truth is: Nigerians are not happy; Nigerians are hungry and angry. They are not happy because their lives and their belongings are not safe. They work so hard while the value of the money they earn cannot make them enjoy basic things of life.”
“Nigerians are unhappy because the economy has been so mismanaged that some cannot pay the school fees of their children. Nigerians are unhappy because they have not got jobs. Nigerians are unhappy because, instead of hope, they are offered propaganda and insults by the president’s men. Nigerians are angry because their loved ones are butchered by herdsmen while the response of government is woeful.
“The issue at hand is more serious than getting re-elected. It cannot be resolved by way of a facile intra-party reconciliation. Before it can succeed, this government must admit it has failed. Before it can retrace its steps, this government must admit that it has strayed from the path of keeping the promises it made, promises that made Nigerians vote as they did in 2015.
“Apart from seeking intra-party reconciliation, this government must first reconcile with Nigerians by treating them with respect.”
He added that the criticisms of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida must not be dismissed and advised Buhari not to seek re-election.
Source: The Cable