Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has advised the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to stick to its religious duties and stay away from politics.
Shehu said this in response to CAN’s position on the current herdsmen killing in the country.
General Secretary of the association, Musa Asake, had said that the current administration poses a threat to democracy, with the way it was handling crisis.
But Shehu dismissed Asake’s allegation in a statement.
His words: “Our attention has been drawn to reports of a press conference by general secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Dr. Musa Asake in which he passed a judgement on the constitutionality of certain actions of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
“Unfortunately, he could not cite any valid cases of constitutional violations. President Muhammadu Buhari government poses no threat to the country’s democracy and constitution.
“There are no cases of any violation of our sacred constitution and there will be none under this president.
“The respected religious leader should stick to his religious duties and leave politics for politicians.”
Recently, another cleric, Pastor Tunde Bakare, criticised Buhari’s performance, saying that despite government’s promises on security, job creation and anti-corruption fight, all that is being witnessed are “signs of retrogression.”.