Former Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Lagos Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie has known as on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.
Okogie is urging the President to step apart as, in accordance with him, he has did not safe the lives and property of Nigerians.
The clergyman was reacting to the continued killings being carried out by Fulani militant herdsmen.
Okojie wrote an open letter to Buhari, entitled, “Dear Mr President, Call a Spade a Spade.”
The letter learn partly, “Dear Mr President, we should name a spade a spade. You have been elected to guard the land and its folks however neither is being protected beneath your watch.
“You therefore have the most important decision of your career to make. And that decision is this: Are you for Nigerians or not?”
He additionally stated, “The quantity (of Nigerians) killed beneath your watch, Mr President, supplies greater than convincing proof that the federal government you lead has did not safe our lives. You are the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
“If greater than three years into your administration, you’ve been unable to cease these killings, why don’t you severely take into account the choice of an honourable renunciation of the presidential seat?
“One of the most important elements behind the patent failure of your authorities is the truth that you might be surrounded by women and men who fail to inform you the reality about Nigeria and who protect you from seeing what is going on to the atypical Nigerians.
“Instead of aiding you within the governance of this nation, they insult these whose dissenting opinions you want in case you are to succeed.
“How does one clarify the truth that beneath your watch because the Commander-in-Chief, businesses established to take care of legislation and order, as a substitute of defending harmless residents of this nation, dissipate their power working after members of opposing events? Do you name that democracy?
“No right-thinking individual would advocate letting anybody off who has dedicated a crime. No one is above the legislation, not even you, Mr President. That is why the Constitution supplies for a means of eradicating the President.
“That is why the point must also be made that those who contravene the laws of Nigeria be brought to book, irrespective of their political, regional, ethnic or religious affiliation. But the sad reality is: under your watch, that is not what is happening.”