The Anglican Bishop of Owo, Ondo State, Rt. Rev. James Adedayo Oladunjoye, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign his position and attend to his health so that another qualified individual can take up the office immediately.
The Diocesan Bishop of Owo, speaking during the Second Session of the Twelfth Synod of the Church of Africa (Anglican Communion) said travelling abroad for several months within a four year term in office to attend to his health will not help the country but urged Buhari to resign for someone active to address the challenges confronting the country.
According to him, “the President has been ill for so many months of his tenure and so, is it not proper for this country to know the condition of the health of our president because he is no more a private personally?
“He is a public property and if the President is not strong enough health-wise to continue as the leader of this country, it is better for him to resign so that another qualified individual can take up the office legitimately. Going abroad for several months within a four-year term in office will not help this country.”
Oladunjoye, who also condemned the state of the nation’s economy said it is unreasonable for the common man to continue to live in abject poverty while he called on government to discourage living on imported products by encouraging indigenous products.
He condemned the call by the labour union in the country for the review of minimum wage describing the request of the labour union as “wicked.”
He said ” if anybody in this country starts a struggle for the review of minimum wage, we are only calling for inflation in the country.
“We are only calling for joblessness and when this happens, we are going to experience more trouble and there would be war against all of us who presently think that we are living comfortably.
“So, may we appeal to the labour leadership that they should stop calling for review of minimum wage. There is also need for price control which can assist in stemming the inflation.”
The Anglican Bishop of Owo, also called on the Federal Government to monitor the spending of the Paris Club fund so that the beneficiaries can actually benefit from the money that are being given out to help the poor and the common people.
He said when this is done, there will be sanity in the country.