From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja
The Social Democratic party, (SDP) Presidential Candidate, Adewale Adebayo has said that presidency have stopped functioning for the past seven years.
Adebayo stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Abuja, yesterday.
He stressed that shutting down of government schools in Federal Capital Territory, FCT, can not reduce the insecurity in the country without the reawakening of the government.
“The shutdown of the government school in FCT according to the government is to prevent Kidnapping and other things attached. But before our schools were shutdown the first thing that was shutdown was the presidency. The presidency has been shutdown for the past seven years, the government has shut itself down.
“We need to be serious, we need to work. We need the president to protect us we share so many things with government but we can’t share law enforcement with the government. There can only be one Commander in Chief in the country. So the Commander in Chief must wake up and his service chiefs must wake up. And he must be capable of replacing them. The bandits are people government can deal with decisively.
But we must have a government first; if we don’t have a government first all kinds of insults will come upon the country. If they want to attack hospitals now will you close too? If they want to attack banks will you close banks too? So, what’s going to be left? If they attack airports will you close airports too? Why don’t you just do the job or resign so that those who can do the job will do the job. You can be shutting down
We shouldn’t vote people according to their religion, ethnicity. As leaders when we are in authority we should know that authority comes from God. And we should be like shepherds who are raising sheep who takes the sheep to where there is pasture and water,he said
The CAN President, Supo Ayokunle, responding, assured Adebayo that the christian community would continue to pray for him.