CAN President Faults Buhari’s Anti-graft War
The President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, has faulted the anti-graft war of President Muhammadu Buhari describing it as ineffective and one-sided.
The CAN President said this in an interview with journalists at the 12th convocation of Bowen University, Iwo in Osun State on Saturday.
Ayokunle said it appeared that Buhari was only focusing on fighting corrupt persons outside his political camp while he had turned a blind eye to those perpetrating corruption around him.
According to him, “We need to caution the President in particular that the fight against corruption may not be too far away from around him. Those hands that are not right around him, he should be courageous enough to deal with them.
“The signs that we are seeing, because we are not babies, the hand writing that we are seeing is that he has to, first of all, he should deal with the corrupt persons around him before he will be able to deal with those in distant places. He is doing a good job in that area but he must do more.”
The CAN president, who is also the President of Nigerian Baptist Convention, frowned on the silence of Buhari despite the massive killings being perpetrated by the Fulani herdsmen.
He said the herdsmen people had thrown many families into sorrow and hunger as a result of the killing of their breadwinners and the destruction of their farms.
Ayokunle said, “On the issue of herdsmen killing all over the country, the President has never done anything tangible and convincing about them. The herdsmen have been ravaging and sacking communities with reckless abandon. It appears that they are above the law. This is quite unfortunate. This administration must address that.
“These herdsmen have stopped the drums in many homes. Many homes are in sorrow and agony because their breadwinners have been massacred without anybody arresting their killers. I just came from Ancha village in Plateau State, where we had to do a mass burial for 19 people killed by these herdsmen.
“Up till now, no government official has visited that place. No action has been taken against these marauding herdsmen. Why? If the President is focusing on Boko Haram in the North-East but has not done anything against the killer herdsmen, that is unfortunate, especially when we know that these Fulani herdsmen are from his ethnic clan. He needs to act fast on these herdsmen.”
In his address to the graduating students, Ayokunle challenged them to empower themselves with necessary skills to wage a serious war against unemployment.