The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the federal government to ignore, calls for the arrest of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The association said the calls were coming from “mischievous Nigerians,” and were aimed at throwing the country into “chaos.”
“Such call will only set a wrong precedence in the political development of our dear nation and open doors for mischievous people to set the country into confusion,” CAN said in a statement signed by the association’s Public Relations Officer in the 19 northern states and the FCT, Rev. Joseph Hayab.
CAN, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the call for the arrest was mainly designed to distract Nigerians from asking for the dividend of democracy due to them based on the change they voted for.
The statement said Nigerians were suffering and urged the government to act urgently.
“It is our opinion that such action if taken, with the current economic realities, will throw the country into chaos,’’ the statement said.
It urged the government to resolve the lingering problem of insecurity, power outage and fuel scarcity and other issues affecting the masses.
“The popularity of the present administration in the country is rapidly diminishing due to the prevailing problems of insecurity, power and fuel scarcity.
“What Nigerians need urgently is availability of fuel, electricity, prompt salary, security of lives and property, amongst other issues that are begging for urgent answers.
“The government should address the security threat posed by the spate of Fulani herdsmen attacks in the country leading to the death of thousands of innocent Nigerians.
“Government must equally as a matter of urgency, arrest the acute shortage of power supply that is crippling our economic activities.” it said.