This Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, the Rt. Revd. Emmanuel Chukwuma has declared that the present All Progressive Congress (APC) government in Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the courageous and moral will to fight corruption because the vehicle that brought them to power in 2015 rode on the back of huge corruption.
The clergyman who was speaking at the funeral service of the late former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme in Enugu before a marmot crowd said President Buhari and those who helped to bring him to power are those who stole public funds and so would be difficult for Buhari and the APC to actually fight corruption. Describing those in government presently as individuals that are in government not to serve the people but to satisfy their pockets he said that was why Buhari is looking the other way when Fulani herdsmen are committing ethnic cleansing in Benue State with reckless abandon.
He therefore called on Ndigbo everywhere to avoid voting religious and ethnic bigots into office dureing election as that would not be good for the future of the Igbo and Nigeria as a whole. Using the late Ekwueme’s lifestyle as an example, he called on all politicians from eastern Nigeria to get involved in projects and programmes that would help the development of the southeastern part of Nigeria.
In what seemed like a re-echo of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, Revd. Emmanuel Chukwuma called on all well-meaning Nigerians not to vote for president’s that are above the age of 75 year with what he described as analogue mindset, ethnic bigotry with trailer load of nepotism. He also used the occasion to inform the government of President Buhari that there is no grazing land in the whole of the southeast for the Fulani herders. He said cattle herding remains a private business and sees no reason why Buhari and his agents of denudation would even suggest such devilish grazing idea in the first place.