- The CNM movement accuses President Buhari of prioritising his election bid above security
- The group claims the president is putting the corporate existence of the country at risk
- Obasanjo charges third force to be battle-ready for Buhari's ouster in 2019
The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), led by a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the killings by suspected herdsmen across the country as a national calamity.
The group also faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for reportedly campaigning in different parts of the country despite the attacks in some states, particularly in Benue state.
Premium Times reported that spokesman, for the group, Akin Osuntokun, in a statement said it was insensitive for the president to visit Bauchi state to campaign less than 24 hours after several persons were reportedly killed in Benue.
“This tragedy was casually reinforced by the decision of President Buhari to proceed on a campaign tour to Bauchi in careless and insensitive disregard of the intensifying Benue calamity. This peculiar attitude has become all too familiar and characteristic of President Buhari.
“Something of the unfolding national calamity can still be salvaged in the unlikely event that the President sees fit to mend his ways going forward. Were the President to continue to prioritise his re-election bid over the security and well-being of Nigerians, he would be putting the corporate existence of the country at risk,” part of the statement read.
The group accused the president of running a totalitarian government.
Meanwhile, former president Olusegun Obasanjo has charged members of his Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) to be battle ready to take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Premium Times reports that Obasanjo said this in Ibadan at the inauguration of the Oyo state chapter of the Movement on Saturday, April 28.
The former head of state and retired army general urged CNM members not to be threatened but work with the mind of redeeming Nigeria while urging all qualified electorates to obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) ahead of the poll.
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