The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned that history will not be kind to President Muhammadu Buhari if Nigeria breaks up during his administration.
CAN Vice Chairman (North), Rev. John Hayab who reacted to presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu’s claim of Buhari not being intimidated by secessionists, described it as a display of “fake arrogance.”
Hayab urged Buhari to tackle the factors responsible for agitations for Nigeria’s break up as things are not working well in the country.
“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.”