Arresting Jonathan Had Better Not Be In Buhari’s Priority List – CAN


At a time when there is a basket-full of immediate necessities to worry about, it is purported that Buhari’s administration is pushing for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s arrest.

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna chapter has publicly condemned the purported plot. The association says arresting Jonathan will spark off confusion in the country.

The Christian body warns against this and in turn reminds the presidency where his energy and sweat should be going into at this time.

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More than arresting Jonathan, the federal government should be much more concerned about the incessant and indiscriminate killing of innocent people by Fulani herdsmen. Two, should bother about the economy which took a drastic turn for the worse since this administration began; three, fixing the epileptic power supply, fuel  scarcity, working on prompt salaries, security issues amongst others.

In an official statement from CAN, presented by the PRO, Rev. John Joseph Yahab, the association warns against any plan to arrest GEJ. With the fast pace at which the Buhari administration is losing popularity, CAN warns that arresting Jonathan will be a “misadventure”.

As far as the international community is concerned, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is a “hero of democracy”. For his work during and after his tenure, the world still applauds him. The statement also acknowledges the sudden realization and disappointment of pro-Buhari supporters at the state of affairs in the nation. If all of a sudden, the supposed Jonathan’s arrest becomes a reality, CAN warns that this is a viable avenue to tear the nation apart.

Let me warn that such a misadventure will set a wrong precedent and only open door for mischievous people to set this nation into confusion. “

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Going further on, the statement suggests that the idea of arresting Jonathan is rather hypocritical than necessary. It also stressed that Nigeria has more pressing issues than Jonathan’s arrest.

“If our President wants to arrest anything for now then he should arrest the incessant spate of herdsmen attacks in Nigeria which has led to the deaths of almost a thousand innocent Nigerians under his watch. He should arrest the dangerous slide in the power sector; he should arrest the slide in the economy. We believe at this time and with the current realities our former president must not be denigrated but honoured, because honour must be given to whom it is due.”-CAN