SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, (THEWILL) – The Enugu Diocese of Anglican Communion has noted that the present state of President Muhammadu Buhari is affecting the country, urging him to resign if Ill Health can no longer allow him steer the ship of the Nigerian state.
This was contained in the communiqué issued by the Church on Tuesday at the end of the 3rd session of her 16th Synod, that took cognisance of “Buhari’s ill health, which has kept him out of office for long, thereby impeding the growth of the nation”.
The communiqué was signed by the Archbishop of the Enugu Province and Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Ven. Augustine Orah, the Synod Secretary and the Registrar, Sir, (Barr.) H.B.C Ogboko.
“The synod thereby prays God to grant him divine healing. The synod, however, observes that in the event where the President is unable to discharge his duties and or perform the functions of his office owing to ill health, he is enjoined to resign from the office,” the diocese declared.
The Church further frowned at what it termed hate speeches from the Northern youths and their sponsors against Igbos residing in the North, warning against that “the repetition of the pogrom of 1967 whereof the Igbo were massively and brutally massacred in the Northern Nigeria”.
The Church therefore called on the Federal Government to ensure adequate protection of the lives and properties of the people of the South-East residing in the Northern part of the country.
The diocese expressed sadness that “despite the huge outcry and condemnation of the violent activities of Fulani herdsmen, they are found carrying arms used to attack, kill and maim innocent citizens in various communities across the nation.
“The Synod, therefore, implores the Federal Government to take proactive steps towards check-mating the activities of these Fulani herdsmen,” the communiqué read.
It continued, “The Synod is deeply dissatisfied that the power situation in the country is degenerating and poor services being rendered by the DISCOS, yet electricity tariff is on the increase.
“The synod calls on the Federal Government to compel the DISCOS, particularly the EEDC to provide customers with prepaid metres and avoid imposition of estimated bills.”
While lauding the Federal Government’s war against corruption, the Church urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, “to stop media trials of suspects in their custody and ensure the conclusion of investigations before arraignment and prosecution of alleged offenders.”