A group of Christians in the North, under the aegis of Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association, has commenced a campaign against re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election in the country.
Specifically, the group is urging both Nigerians and some international organisations to save Nigerians from President Buhari’s grip.
Among the global bodies from which the association sought help are the African Union, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Nations, the United Nations and the United States of America.
The President of ACIPA, Luke Shehu, told journalists during a press conference in Jos that the demand became pertinent because Buhari was “nepotistic”, while the “Nigerian ethnic nationalities and particularly the Northern Christians are under siege.”
According to the organisation, it had observed that the administration of Buhari had failed in its primary responsibility of protecting lives and property, a cardinal constitutional responsibility, which he had sworn to carry out.
Shehu said, “While we may not conclude that insurgency in Nigeria is state-sponsored, there is clear and obvious complicity by government officials in some quarters.
“This administration should stop deceiving Nigerians that Boko Haram has been defeated.
“The truth is that after three years, Boko Haram has yet to be defeated despite the pre – election promise to do so in less than six months.”