Right Reverend Livinus Bieronwu Onuagha, the Methodist Bishop of Onitsha Diocese, has said that the government of President Muhammed Buhari epitomised lies and deceit.
Bishop Onuagha stated this in his address during the 16th Annual Diocesan Synod with the theme, “Strive For Peace And Holiness” held at All Saints Methodist Church Ukpor/Oraukwu Street Fegge, Onitsha, at the weekend.
He noted that the nation as currently conceived is a failed state for not being able to provide the necessities of life such as security, health, power, roads and employment to the people.
He flayed President Buhari and his cabinet for not doing enough to address the problems, pointing out that the current government was fast losing the remaining trust of Nigerians.
He stressed that any government that builds its establishment on lies cannot stand.
The Bishop said, “How can a government that is security conscious tell her people that Boko Haram terrorist in the watchful eyes of the military brought back kidnapped girls in convoy and were left to go scot-free.
“Does it not sound absurd? Lai Mohammed, the information minister, thinks we all lack sense of judgment, you arranged and sent away one hundred and ten girls and you brought back one hundred and four, do we lack lawyers in Nigeria to sue these senseless people for whatever and bring these blood thirsty people to book?
“Even if Sgt. Bako did not say anything, it is an open truth on what has transpired. On the other hand, why is this kidnapping only for girls? Why can’t the Boko Haram terrorists go for boys’ school? May God judge the perpetrators of this evil, the gate of hell cannot prevail against the church,” he said.
Speaking on South Sast states, the Methodist Bishop scored Anambra State as most developed in the region, followed by Ebonyi and Enugu, then Abia and slammed Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State for not very impressive performances.
He accused Governor Okorocha of behaving like Biblical King Nebuchadnezzar, just as he warned him on the implications of imposition of his son in-law on the people of the state.
On Anambra and Ebonyi, the bishop was full of praises and commendation for Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra and Engineer Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State stating that their performances have impacted positively on the people of the two states.
While noting that their performances have demonstrated that they are a round peg in a round hole, he urged the duo to continue their commitment to better the lot of their state.
He called other governors in the region to strive to perform just as he urged the chairman of the South East Governor’s Forum to seek and explore the possibility of floating a South East Businessmen Forum, and the possibility of reviving the moribund Nkalagu Cement Factory and ANAMMCO, a vehicle manufacturing company owned by the old Anambra State government.