PFN Decries Buhari’s Silence on Insecurity


By Kemi Olaitan

The President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke, yesterday lamented that the continuous silence of President Muhammadu Buhari, over the security situation in the country is disheartening and disturbing.

This is just as he urged the President to urgently address Nigerians on the palpable insecurity situation of the country.

Oke, who is the Founder of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries and Proprietor, Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan, said these yesterday when he received separately, the Lagos, Ogun and Osun states’ Chapters of the PFN led by Apostle Enjimaya Okwuonu and Apostle David Otaru as well as Prophet Isaiah Adelowokan, respectively.

The PFN leaders visited to felicitate with him on his emergence as the body’s President.

According to him: “The silence of President Muhammadu Buhari over the degenerating security situation in Nigeria, is too loud and this is very disturbing Seriously, President Buhari’s silence is deafening and it’s giving room for speculation and gossips that suggest the government has hands in the sickening situation by indulging and pampering the bandits and the killer Fulani herdsmen, among others”.

The cleric charged the President to rise up and tackle the situation headlong, stating that “he should rise above primordial sentiments and sectional attachment by doing the needful to make the nation more homely for every Nigerian”

Oke reminded President Buhari that he was voted into power in 2015 because of his military background with a view to stemming the insecurity in the country.

“There is so much pressure and tension in the land due to insurgency being orchestrated by the Boko Haram, kidnapping, banditry, killer Fulani herdsmen’s palaver, raping, among other ills. All these are self-inflicted.

“We don’t want the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo to be the one that will speak. It is President Buhari himself that we want to hear from on the security situation in the country. Our President should use the opportunity to disassociate his government from the lawlessness currently ravaging the country through the activities of Boko Haram insurgents and the killer Fulani herdsmen.

He should tell his kinsmen, the Fulani, to stop the mindless killings currently in the country; arrest and make those culpable to face the wrath of law. Tell the bandits, the killers, the rapists and all those involved in these heinous engagements, the language of law whether they are Fulanis or whatever. Let the nation hear your fatherly voice. People are living in fear; farmers cannot go to their farms anymore”, he said.