Buhari’s style endangers democracy, says Bishop Chukwuma

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Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma
Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma

The Archbishop of the Anglican Communion, Enugu Province, His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari’s style of governance may lead to the collapse of democracy in the country.

The bishop, who said the President was acting like a ‘military democrat,’ warned that the Buhari government might not last.

Chukwuma spoke in an interview with our correspondent in Enugu.

He noted that majority of Nigerians were not happy with the nature of the appointments being made by the President.

Chukwuma noted that the conflict between the Presidency and the National Assembly was overheating the polity.

The clergyman expressed concerns that the Federal Government had not taken any decisive action to address the menace posed by armed herdsmen in several parts of the country.

Chukwuma observed that the current state of affairs in the polity did not augur well for democracy in the country.

He said, “Mr. President should know that he is the President of Nigeria, he should know that he is a civilian democrat, not a military democrat.

“He is operating a military democracy, and he is also exhibiting Islamic political militancy, that is what he is exhibiting.

“This will not augur well for this democracy, it may affect the democracy and it will crash. He should understand that this is not the way to get Nigeria united in a democracy.”

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