- Emmanuel Chukwuma has said age is a big factor playing against President Muhammadu Buhari
- The Anglican Bishop says the president is not capable to rule Nigeria at his age
- The cleric says anyone above 60 should not be allowed to rule Nigeria
Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma - the Enugu Ecclesiastical Province of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, has said President Muhammadu Buhari, is not fit to rule the country because of his advancement in age.
Chukwuma suggested that anyone above 60 years of age should not be allowed to rule the country.
Buhari, who was due to return to the country and resume work on Monday, extended his vacation in the UK over health related issue.
Punch reports that the Archbishop while fielding questions from newsmen on the cancelled return of the president, lamented that the nation is now in a comatose.
He said: “The present government came with the view to change things, but we are now facing challenges. The president started with enthusiasm but people are now disappointed. They have to agree that they have failed.
“I don’t pray that he should die. God should spare his life. Let him come back to continue from where he stopped.”
The cleric lamented that a government that is waging war on corruption is not living up to expectations, adding that corruption is even at its height now since the people in government go abroad for medical treatment instead of strengthening the nation’s hospitals to perform optimally.
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He added, “The people in government should not go for treatment abroad. It is a waste of resources and it is corruption.”
He noted that Buhari is too old to pilot the affairs of the nation and suggested that men above 60 years of age should not be allowed to be president. “Anybody over 60 should not be president.
”Buhari is too old and cannot carry on with the responsibility to lead. Let him come back and resign,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Most Rev Chukwuma has said Igbo people may not take up arms to fight.
Rev Chukwuma also said the people of the South East are not ready to fight another war.
When asked about a statement credited to the IPOB in which the group threatened to take up arms, Archbishop Chukwuma said:
The ongoing verbal attacks between IPOB and a section of MASSOB loyal to Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has the Enugu Archbishop worried.