Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic archdiocese of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, has lashed out at President Buhari for considering to seek a second term. The clergyman in an interview with The New Telegraph, said it is an insult on Nigerians for the president to be considering to seek a second term when he has failed woefully since assuming office.
President Buhari has not declared publicly his intention to run for a second term but there are indications that he might be seeking a re-election. On Wednesday January 3rd, the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, after meeting with President Buhari, said he has informed the president of starting his re-election campaign in the South West.
Speaking in the interview, Cardinal Okogie said
“What has he done in the years he had been in the saddle? He has performed woefully; that’s the verdict of Nigerians. Let the president respect himself and retire quietly. Coming out to talk of 2019 is insulting not only to those who voted him to power but to all Nigerians. There are so many problems confronting the people and he should be thinking of what to do about them. For second term, he must be a joker. That is all I can say for now because I don’t want to dignify them with a lengthy statement. It is not worth it.”