Methodist Church condemns calls for President Buhari’s resignation


President Muhammadu Buhari

By Akpan David, Calabar

The Archbishop of Methodist Church in charge of Cross River and parts of Akwa Ibom states, Most Reverend Emmanuel Udofia has described the increasing calls by many for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as too extreme and uncalled for at this time.

Increasing killings of Nigerians and heightened insecurity in parts of the country have forced some pressure groups and critics of the Buhari-led administration to insist that he should resign.

Udofia in an interview with Journalists in Calabar said, “Those that have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign have gone to the extreme.

“He was democratically elected as president of Nigeria. He should not be forced to resign from office. The president needs pieces of advice and prayers for divine intervention. We must pray for our leaders.”

Udofia however asserted that has not done enough in the area of security, blaming him for not consulting his predecessors and working closely with the National Assembly.

He lamented that the incessant killings, kidnapping and destructions of properties have become wanton and very unfortunate.

“Insecurity and resultant killings of Nigerians have become too alarming.

“It appears the president doesn’t have grip of the goings on. It has never been so bad like this where Nigerians are killed in their numbers by hoodlums, bandits, insurgents, herdsmen etc”

He also warned that federal government should never give in to the pressure to allow Nigerians bear arms as this will increase the daily killings at slightest provocation.

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