Nigeria Presidency Must Rotate To Reflect Federal Character, Not One Ethnic Group – Methodist Prelate


The prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, the Reverend Samuel Uche expressed his concern at the failure to respect the principles of the federal character as enshrined in the constitution of Nigeria.

The Methodist prelate felt that every geopolitical area in the country should have a share of the presidency to reflect the federal character, stressing that Nigeria does not only belong to people of a particular ethnic tribe as evidenced by the country’s current system.

He further pointed out that no particular ethnic tribe was born to rule nor has a monopoly on dominance and position in Nigeria, insisting that the presidential seat of the nation must rotate to reflect the character federal government so that peace returns to the country.

Uche spoke briefing reporters at the end of the National Methodist Women’s Conference held at the Methodist Cathedral Church, Umuwaya Road in Umuahia, the state capital of Abia.

The prelate postulated that any good person who can move the country forward and forward should be elected from any part of the geopolitical areas in the interest of Nigeria’s peace, unity and economic development.

Asked to comment on the secessionist unrest in the south-eastern region and the country as a whole, the Methodist prelate denounced the repatriation of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kan, u and the arrest of a Yoruba activist, Sunday. Igboho.

Reverend Uche urged the country’s leaders not to be autocratic or punitive, but to go deeper to find out what required the unrest and to truly respond to it.

According to the priest, “they should trace what is the distant and immediate cause of the disturbances.

“There is an element of bad leadership and people are not happy, they are not happy with the way things are going; leadership with impunity and ruthlessness.

“We are not under a military regime and there is no trace of a democratic regime. It shouldn’t happen, it’s absurd, ”he added.

The prelate further advised President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the voice of reason of the Nigerian masses and embrace everyone to bring peace to the country.


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