Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to correct some of his lapses through the appointment of a successor for the outgoing President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
Chief Clark, represented by Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the Scandinavian countries, Ambassador GodKnows Igali, gave the charge in Abuja at a book launch.
He also advised the President not to delay the sack of Service Chiefs.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bulkachuwa is due for retirement on March 4.
Clark said: “The whole country and indeed the international community is watching how Mr. President will handle the next appointment for the presidency of the Court of Appeal.
“(This is) as the current occupier bows out and the position becomes vacant on March 4, 2020, and those of the Service Chiefs, which will soon be vacant.
“My Prayer is that Mr. President will do the right thing.”
The elder statesman, while hailing the Senate for considering reviewing Nigeria’s constitution, charged them to look at religion critically.
Clark said: “Religious difference has been one of the main problems causing insecurity and disunity in the country.”
Speaking also at the same event, the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samsom Ayokunle, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rewrite his name by tackling ongoing insecurity challenges.
Ayorinde said: “Write good history about yourself.
“Let Nigerians know you for what is face worthy.
“I have said it again and again that the type of bloodshed that is going on in Nigeria is not a good history that we are going to recall.
“It will be good to make sure that those in government fight violence in Nigeria.
“Because if they fail to accomplish a Nigeria where there is peace and security, it will be sad and it will be part of their history forever and ever.
“Let us appeal to those in power to write history that we all will be proud of.”
Also speaking, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja, said the Christian faith is a gift from God and Christian’s must use it for the world.
Onaiyekan, who warned against the continuous persecution of Christians, stressed that the country would only prosper when Christians and Muslims live together in peace.
He said: “Many Christians in Nigeria feel persecuted; when someone says he or she is persecuted, nobody should say otherwise because he who wears the shoe knows where it pitches.
“We must find a way of getting ourselves together and see each other as human beings.
“Whatever dialogue and peace cannot solve, war cannot solve it either.
“Peace is not keeping quiet when something is wrong; peace is speaking out the truth and finding the right solution to solve it.
“Let us pray for our nation.”