A religious group, Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association, has accused General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), a former Head of State, of being part of the country’s problem.
The group accused the general of doing a great disservice to the nation by fraudulently smuggling the 1999 constitution while in power as the country’s military head of state.
According to the group in a statement issued by Reverend Luke Shehu, its Chairman, on Thursday, the 1999 constitution should be expunged.
The group also called for foreign assistance to help the country in its fight against insecurity.
“Following Nigeria’s slide into being a failed state and on the precipice of anarchy, absence of social justice, the rule of law, denial of minority rights and freedom of practice of religion as well as persecution coupled with absence of institutions to check government abuse or to uphold the tenets of democracy, we kindly request that the United States Government through the appropriate process assign a special envoy to Nigeria with immediate effect to forestall a total breakdown of law and order leading to war.
“Unless the Nigerian Muslims and politicians are telling Nigerians that the Constitution is inferior to the Sharia law, we must expunge the 1999 Constitution smuggled in by the fraudulent military government under retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar in 1999. He did a great disservice by being part of Nigeria’s problem today,” the group stated.
In another development, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has expressed disappointment on some northern leaders for coming out boldly to support what it described as ‘gross injustice being perpetrated against its members in the region.
According to the association, Benue State has faced the most persecution of Christians in the last six years.
Dr Samuel Ayokunle, President of CAN, stated this during the breakfast meeting of the association held in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
He said: “Benue is among the most persecuted states in the last six years, just as states with large population of Christians especially in the North have faced the most severe persecution ever seen in the history of Nigeria.
“It is disheartening and most disappointing for some leaders to come out boldly to support the gross injustice being perpetrated. What type of audacity in supporting evil and illegality are we witnessing today?”