- Says no litigation after proposed CAN elections
By Olakiitan Victor
A chieftain of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Testimony
Onifade, has alleged that the superior firearms being used by the marauding herdsmen in
recent times leading to the deaths of thousands of innocent Nigerians lends
credence to the fact that they were being sponsored by some powerful
Onifade, who is a Special Assistant to the CAN Vice President, Rev
Supo Ayokunle, said seeing many of the herdsmen carrying AK 47 and
other sophisticated rifles underscored the level of their connections
with powerful people.He therefore urged the federal government to arrest the
sponsors and bring them to justice.
On the proposed CAN election, during which a new set of national leaders
will be elected, Onifade, who is also the Chaplain of Government
House, Osun State, warned candidates against resorting to litigation
after the polls, just as he advised the Electoral College to adhere
strictly to the lay down rules .
Speaking in Igede Ekiti at the weekend during a Baptist Church of
Nigeria special programme held in the town, Onifade said : “What the
Fulani herdsmen used to carry are sticks and cutlasses, but today
they paraded AK 47, where did they get it?
“Their actions in recent time were barbaric and wicked. I can read
political, tribal and ethnic colourations to the way they acted. I
want to believe that President Muhammadu Buhari despite being a Fulani
man cannot support such madness and he shouldn’t also keep quiet.
“But if he decided to keep quiet for too long, we in the CAN we call
him to order because no ethnic group has monopoly of violence”, he
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