The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to imbibe democratic tenets and stop being a dictator.
“There is no sign that Nigeria has a president ….the problem President Buhari has is that many Nigerians want to continue as they were doing before and they want everybody else to change, but not themselves,”the Cardinal said on Sunday.
According to him, it was wrong for the federal government not to obey court orders while decrying the killing of Shiites and Biafra agitators by the Nigeria military.
“If you all recall the incumbent president has a long history of a dictator, and never obeys court orders. He has not changed himself but wish to change Nigeria.
“Democracy is all about the rule of law. Three times he has disobeyed court orders in less than a year in office. Disobedience to court orders by those who should protect and ensure its compliance slides the nation to anarchy.
“You don’t act illegally, and as an oppressor of the people and expect the people not to resist such illegality via peaceful non-violent resistant protests.
“It is wrong to kill unarmed protesters who dare to challenge your dictatorship. It is wrong to deny the wounded medical care by further going to the hospitals to arrest them.
“It is wrong to deny out-rightly the freedom of choice for a people to decide whether or not they wish to remain within a territory,” the catholic clergy stated.