The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has condemned the visit of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The CAN leadership led by its president, Sampson Ayokunle, last week, visited Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to congratulate him for his 2019 general election victory.
Christian Elders led by a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.) and its chairman, Solomon Asemota, in a statement entitled, “Not on our behalf, CAN President, Not on our behalf,” criticized the visit, describing it as “morally and spiritually reprehensible.
According to the NCEF, “the congratulatory visit to President Buhari was “ill-advised,” as the determination of who won the 2019 general election “is still in court.”
NCEF further said: “It is therefore premature and presumptuous for anyone to congratulate President Buhari for “winning” an election that is contested in court.
“It is well known the indifference of the Buhari administration to the murder of Christians all over the country. This indifference has led many, including foreign observers, to conclude that the Buhari administration is complicit in the genocide that is taking place in Nigeria,” the statement read in part.