The national president of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke says he is praying that God remove President Muhammadu Buhari for peace to be restored in Nigeria.
Oke, who doubles as the presiding bishop of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, Oyo state, said Nigeria has become “war-ravaged”.
In a statement made available by Kayode Oladeji, Oke’s media aide, said the preacher spoke at a vigil organised by his church on Friday.
The PFN president bemoaned at the daily killings in the country, saying that the Buhari-led administration has failed the people.
“Sadly today, everywhere in Nigeria is a theatre of war with many killings and bloodshed going on in the country every day,” Oke was quoted to have said.
“The President should be removed if that would pave the way for the desired peace in the country. In the 1960s when Nigeria fought a civil war, the eastern part of the nation was the theatre of war.
“Some wicked people kidnapped some students and demanded N800m for their release; they killed them. The government did not lift a finger and you are telling me that the President has not failed. Buhari has failed. For the first time, I have found myself praying that God should remove Buhari.
“They kidnapped students without the government doing anything and you are telling me that the government has not failed. Are you saying we cannot move against an incompetent government whose security apparatus has collapsed?”
The bishop also said he is not afraid of expressing his views, adding that it is now time for Nigerians to show concern for the happenings across the nation.
He accused the federal government of not dealing with killer herdsmen but was able to attack Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, when he spoke against the number one citizen of the country.
“It is a shame that government could not protect those in Internally Displaced Person camps which led to the massacre of a number of them in Benue State. The Presidency is now attacking Governor Ortom who was weeping over his people that were slaughtered,” he said.
“Now is the time for all Nigerians to show concern. We invoke the judgment of God on these people. Oh arrow of the Lord, we release against them. The sword of the Lord cut them off.
“Give us peace by all means even if it means removing an incompetent and a failed President. Oh God, do it quickly and give us peace by all means. Give us a quick change at the top level of government of Nigeria.”