Archbishop Emeritus, Catholic Archdiocese Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of lopsided corruption war and acting contemptuously towards the judiciary while millions of Nigerians were left to face unimaginable social problems.
In a statement released by the Director of Social Communications of the Diocese, Monsignor Gabriel Osu, Okogie asked Buhari to urgently retool, refocus and aggressively lead by example on all fronts or risk plunging Nigeria into state of despondency.
He said that Buhari must also aggressively face the fiscal and monetary problems we have head on, without letting the anti corruption drive look like a political distraction.
Okojie who is dissatisfied with Buhari’s style of governance said:
“A snail paced and disordered methodology in governance, his apparent disdain for judicial authority and decisions, a lost today found tomorrow 2016 budget debacle, and a rather rudderless and confused Central Bank with an unclear monetary policy strategy (inevitably increasing the economic uncertainties being faced by Nigerians), have set alarm bells ringing in my mind and in the minds of many discerning Nigerians.
“Indeed, his perceived discordant relationship with the leadership of the Legislature has many naysayers chuckling and remarking that President Buhari’s government is heading rather naturally, into his comfort zone – a one man show.”
Okogie also noted that a lot of Nigerians are beginning to feel that Buhari is fast transforming this nation into a police state where Mr. President, the EFCC and DSS rule the day.
“What they say is given lurid headlines in the media, and it seems to all that some of the defendants/accused persons are being tried in the press with information conveniently slipping into the hands of the press, presumably from the security agencies, even before such people have been charged to court.”
He also frowned on the President’s refusal to heed court pronouncements regarding the bail granted to the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.
“The Pro-Biafran activist, Nnmadi Kanu and the erstwhile NSA Sambo Dasuki were granted bail by the courts but such bails were disregarded by the security agents under Buhari’s watch.
“Unfortunately, democracy is difficult and this government must realise that democracy pervasively coloured with impunity, arbitrariness and high handedness, cannot be used to fight and correct the financial impunity and reckless abandon of the previous administration, even if it is more difficult to do so, the rule of law must be obeyed and be the order of the day.”
Source: The City Reporters