- President Muhammadu Buhari has been described by a former president of the Senate, Ameh Ebute, as a rare leader and gift to Nigerians
- Moreover, Senator Ebute advised the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to leave the business of politics for politicians
- Senator Ebute also urged Nigerians to uphold national unity inspite of religious and ethnic difference
Senator Ameh Ebute, a former Senate president, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari embodies all that Nigeria's past leaders conceived for the nation, adding that he is a rare leader and a gift to Nigerians.
Senator Ebute said: "Whatever Nigeria’s forbearers’ wished for our nation, Nigeria, is embodied by President Buhari. He is now the trusted anchorman because we have seen in him the traits of a genuine leader, who does not only regret our shameful departure from the standpoint of this nation, but is also prepared to lead the path for our glorious recovery.
"President Buhari is a rare leader, gifted to us at this of our political or existence history. And we are elected to rally around him to reclaim Nigeria from all the destructive forces of darkness."
Moreover, Senator Ebute advised the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to leave the business of politics for politicians.
He advised religious and traditional leaders to learn from Nigeria's forbearers and embrace peace and national unity, Vanguard reports.
The senator said: "I caution all religious leaders in Nigeria, especially those of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), my primary constituency, as a Christian, to de-robe themselves from the garments of partisanship or political parties. There is no need to heat the polity with inflammable comments at his delicate period of our history.
“We must also ponder on the wisdom of Sir Ahmadu Bello on unity and peace of Nigeria. He canvassed a proper understanding of ourselves for the unity of Nigeria in his reply to Zik of Africa thus; ‘… let us understand our differences.
“This generation of Nigerians today are obliged to listen and reflect on these great wisdom the founding fathers as constant reminders to us about the desirability of peace. I shall indulge in futile deception if I tell you these men never had disagreements or bruised one another in the course of their sojourn for Nigeria. They had aplenty!
"I am a Muslim and a northerner. You are a Christian, an easterner. By understanding our differences, we can build unity in our country.
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“Religious leaders must necessarily leave politics for politicians if we want this nation to progress in peace and unity. All of you must agree with me that our people have been wrongly indoctrinated to believe religion is something so sensitive enough to spark violence and killings.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the misunderstanding and unrest that had grown between CAN and the Nigerian Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) over the former's visit to President Muhammadu Buhari had been addressed.
In a recent statement by its director of legal and public affairs, Samuel Kwamkur, CAN had said that NCEF had no moral standing to decry its visit to President Buhari because as it had been disbanded since 2018.
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