The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Olasupo Ayokunle, on Sunday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to provide succour to Nigerians, saying, “They are in need of someone to liberate them every day.”
Ayokunle stated this during his lecture entitled, “Call to Lead at a Difficult Time’’ at the thanksgiving service to mark Bishop Wale Oke as the 7th national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
The CAN president, who said appointment of 13 Muslim judges from the North was insensitive, added that it took him time to convince Christian leaders in Kwara State not to retaliate attack on agitators of hijab in the state.
He said, “Everybody must be given a sense of belonging in Nigeria. We have not respected the plurality that brought us together, that is why some people are agitating to break up. It took time to convince our Christian leaders in Kwara not to retaliate against agitators of hijab.
“Does it mean that Christians in the North are dullard? Nigerians are crying every day and needs someone to liberate them.
“The way security issues are being handled in Nigeria by the present administration is frustrating.
“People will hate you because you are saying the truth. We are the watchmen for Nigeria, leadership is about delivery and satisfying who has called you.’’
On his part, the president of the PFN, Bishop Oke, advised President Buhari to be ruthless with bandits rather than negotiating with them.
He said, “A good government would not negotiate with killers; Buhari must act now.’’