A seeming controversial member of the House of Representatives, and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) have unveiled reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari should throw in the towel as Nigeria’s leader.
The House member representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State, Kingsley Chinda, has says President Buhari lacks the capacity to solve the problems in the country.
On his part, while throwing the Fellowship’s weight behind the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, on his damning comments on the state of the nation, PFN President, Rev. Felix Omobude, says it is only in Nigeria that you can’t talk against government and go free.
“People call (Donald) Trump (the US President) all kinds of names and never has anybody been sued for insulting him but people have been sued in Nigeria for insulting (our) president’’, he said.
Omobude who was speaking in Benin City, the Edo State capital, is calling on those attacking Kukah to desist from it and that they should not use him as the sacrificial lamb, pointing out that the Catholic bishop spoke truth to power and that it was the minds of most Nigerians and should be commended for voicing out when others seemed to have kept quiet when actually things are getting out of control.
“Well, I appreciate Bishop Kukah. I don’t think we have interacted on one-on-one but if you follow him, you will know that he is down to earth when it has to do with telling the truth. Bishop Kukah is an advocate of democracy so he could not have been calling for the military overthrow of the government. The issues that he raised are very glaring.
“So, Bishop Kukah spoke the minds of genuine Nigerians. And any attempt by anybody to impose a section of the nation upon the other, is bound to cause chaos. Kukah should be seeing as a patriot and not a sacrificial lamb. He is not a hater of government but he is a lover of truth. I stand wholeheartedly on his views”, the PFN boss said.
However, Chinda who is the leader of Peoples Democratic Party House Caucus, had earlier called for the impeachment of Buhari over the worsening insecurity in the country.
Speaking at the grand finale of sensitisation and verification of wards and local government area offices of Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI) in Rivers, the federal legislator explains that his earlier call for the impeachment of President Buhari was not out of hatred or anything personal.
He says it is in the best interest of Nigerians, insisting, “we do not hate President Buhari. He has done nothing personal to us, but we are saying that Mr. President is not fit for purpose. If we look at our country and we do nothing and keep quiet because we are afraid, because we want to please people, by the time this country collapses, we will have no other country to go to.
“I can give you 20 reasons why we should change the leadership in this country because we are talking about life, we don’t even care about the economy. If we love ourselves, I have told my colleagues, it is either the President goes or we should all be ready to go.”
Earlier in a statement on December 7, Chinda called on Nigerians irrespective of political party, tribe, or religion to compel their representatives to commence impeachment process against President Buhari.
Later, the Green Chamber of the bicameral Legislature said it will take disciplinary measures against Chinda for calling for the impeachment of Buhari.
For the House Majority Leader, Ado Doguwa, Chinda was not representing the position of PDP caucus in the parliament.