The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has accused the presidency of showing ‘fake arrogance’ to Nigerians over a recent comment it made concerning those calling for secession.
CAN warned that history will not be kind to President Muhammadu Buhari if Nigeria breaks up during his administration.
CAN Vice Chairman (North), Rev. John Hayab, made this known in a statement while reacting to presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu’s claim of Buhari not being intimidated by the call for secession.
Hayab said such response from the Presidential spokesperson was a display of “fake arrogance.”
He, however, urged Buhari to tackle the factors responsible for agitations for Nigeria’s break up as things were not working well in the country.
“It is not good news that many groups in Nigeria now are calling for secession.
“Everyone will desire to see Nigeria growing as a big, united, strong and dependable nation. The current realities have created room for more people and interest groups to seek secession from what they see as a nation without hope or future.
“As our president, you cannot expect Buhari not to talk tough. However, history will not be kind to him, if this nation breaks up during his tenure as president.
“The truth is that things are not going on well and the President should come up with measures to convince Nigerians that he means well and he is truly in charge.
“Claiming that he is not intimidated by the threats from secessionist is only a display of fake arrogance that this administration is known for,” he said.