Buhari’s first term is bad; below the average mark – Catholic Church

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The Catholic Church in Nigeria, through one of Her most senior members in Nigeria, a Cardinal of Rome, the Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos Archdiocese and former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie.

According to Anthony Cardinal Okogie, those people calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to contest for the Presidency in 2019 do not mean well for Buhari and the nation.

“They are simply enemies of Nigeria,” Okogie said.

“As far as Cardinal Anthony Okogie is concerned, his first term is bad; I think it’s below the average mark,” he said in an interview with a newspaper reporter in Nigeria.

“So, this will not give him a better chance to stand for a second term. From what is on ground, I don’t think he will get anywhere. The main thing that Nigerians want now is to see the dividends of democracy in action.

“They are telling us that we have pulled out of the recession. Go to the market, there’s nothing like that. There’s no sign of improvement. What is sold for N10 still sells for N10 or even at N12. Is that what you call improvement of the economy?

“They promised to do everything but on getting into saddle, they keep procrastinating. Look at the state of the nation today. It’s as if there is no government”.

Anthony Cardinal Okogie is a senior member in the Vatican and his words are invariably the words of the Catholic Church unless officially refuted by a senior Cardinal, in this case – the Pope himself.


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