Anglican Communion in Calabar, Cross River State, has demanded the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government.
The church also expressed disappointment and rejected outright the All Progressives Congress’ Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket for the 2023 election.
The church also insisted that the secularity of Nigeria must be respected.
Bishop of Calabar Diocese, Rev Prof Nneoyi Egbe, made the church’s position known during the second session of the Eleventh Synod of the diocese.
The Bishop said, “President Muhammadu Buhari and his government is deceitful, and insensitive to the plight of Nigerians and the heightened insecurity and should resign immediately even though it is not in the spirit of Nigerian politicians to do so.
“The government has no moral rectitude. They have disappointed Nigerians. How can they be so insensitive and comfortable with the way things are going in Nigeria in recent times. They are a complete failure and their governance is likened to witchcraft.
“This government thrives on lies. They said Nigeria is very safe. What a fat lie. There’s security yet people cannot travel freely, sleep, people are kidnapped and outrageous ransoms are paid and people are killed wantonly and government merely sends condolence messages.”
The cleric stated that Nigeria had progressively fallen and now appeared to be rolling down the precipice under very high acceleration.
“Nigerians have acclimatised to the lies told us for so long that every further step we take is a comedy. Our institutions are built on these lies which is why we cannot fight corruption,” he added.
On the choice of running mate by the APC presidential flagbearear, Rev Egbe said, “We absolutely do not, will not, and cannot accept a Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket.
“Nigeria’s secularity must be respected by our leaders. No one has more rights than the others.”