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Cleric Advises Buhari to Form All-inclusive Govt

Posted: May 4, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Yaqoub Popoola  Ado-Ekiti

A cleric, Prophet James Omitade, has advised the President-elect,  Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to form an all–inclusive government that cus across all political parties for Nigeria to stand united and heal the wounds caused by the hate campaigns that dogged the 2015 general elections.

He also warned the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in Ekiti State against impeaching Governor Ayodele Fayose, saying doing so would ridicule the state and  set a bad record as a state where a Governor has been impeached twice.

Omitade, who is in charge of Holy Trinity Authority Prophetic Church International based in Ado Ekiti, spoke during a chat with newsmen.

He noted that the hate campaigns ran by two the major political parties had divided the country along ethnic and religious lines and that intensive fence-mending efforts must be launched by the incoming government to reunite the country and heal old wounds.

He said bringing the opposition into the incoming government would unite Nigeria and mend the cracks the actions and inactions of political actors had brought to Nigeria in the cause of pursuing their political aspirations.

“What Nigerians needed from Major Gen. Buhari is change, and to bring a change, he must unite Nigeria by mending all the cracks that had existed among us.

“The late President Umaru Yar’Adua started with Government of National Unity when he came on board in 2007.

“He did this to unite Nigeria and inject the spirit of brotherliness in our body polity.

“With what we are experiencing in Nigeria, we need GNU now even more than then because Nigeria was not as divided as we are today after the 2007 elections.

“I want to advise Buhari to toe the same line. He must prove to Nigerians that he possessed the character and the knack to bring us together.

“President Goodluck Jonathan had rescued Nigeria from the brink of disintegration and it is now time for Buhari to consolidate on this solid structure,” Omitade said.