The National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, has lambasted the Rev Samson Ayokunle-led Christain Association of Nigeria, CAN, for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
Ayokunle-led CAN had last week visited Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to congratulate him on his reelection.
However, NCEF-led by former Minister of Defence, Lt.Gen. Theophilus Danjuma(rtd) and Solomon Asemota faulted the visit which was described as “morally and spiritually reprehensible.”
In a statement signed by Danjuma and Asemota on Monday entitled, “Not on our behalf, CAN President, Not on our behalf,” NCEF said “The ill-advised congratulatory visit to President Buhari amounted to subjudice” as the determination of who won the 2019 general election “is still in court.”
The statement reads: “It is therefore premature and presumptuous for anyone to congratulate President Buhari for “winning” an election that is contested in court.
“The NCEF wishes to state that the congratulatory visit to Aso Villa by CAN could not be in the interest of Nigerian Christians who daily bear the agony of thousands of their brethren being killed, maimed, displaced and marginalised in the jihad launched in the northern parts of the country.
“It is well known the indifference of the Buhari administration to the murder of Christians all over the country.
“This indifference has led many, including foreign observers, to conclude that the Buhari administration is complicit in the genocide that is taking place in Nigeria.”