The National Peace Building and Conflict Reconciliation Organisation (NPBCTO), has urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to minimise the rate at which he comments at issues in recent time.
According to the group, the advice became necessary as the president-elect’s recent utterances and those of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) were able to induce fear and chaos among Nigerians who voted for him.
The group spokesman, Bishop Greatman Nmalagu, Bishop of God Worshippers Assembly Worldwide, who is also the National Presiding Bishop of Ecumenical Apostolic Church, Nigeria, revealed this to reporters shortly after their meeting at Obiaruku in the Ukwuani Local Government area of Delta State.
Nmalagu noticed that Buhari and his Party seem not to have yielded to caution after their victory by making all kinds of comments.
He said such attitude will not move the country forward and will make Nigerians come to the conclusion that the incoming government was bent on witch-hunting political opponents.
Specifically, the group frowned at the satirical statement credited to the Buhari and the APC that the economic and social development of Nigeria for 16 years of democracy were 16 years of waste. Insisting that such statement was “unbecoming of President–elect of Nigeria”, the group urged Buhari “to be selective in his statements, most especially in criticising the outgoing government and the ruling party”.