Dirty People Linking Me With Anti-Buhari Report – Catholic Bishop Ajakaye

The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev. Felix Ajakaye, has denounced an online report, of January 9, said to have emanated from him, in which he called for the arrest and prosecution of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over a comment he made.
In a statement he issued in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, Ajakaye condemned those who have dressed up his comment made in 2012 as new and, now, circulating such. The bishop said he was not aware of the report until his attention was called to it by concerned people.
“A news story was published in 2012 by ‘Punch’ and some newspapers on my comment on the alleged statement by Maj. Gen. Buhari (retd.) after the 2011 general elections in Nigeria. It is the story the dirty people are now manipulating as an interview I just granted in 2015,” he said.
The clergyman said the story was a practical example of “politics of desperation and manipulation”, called those behind it agents of “division and darkness.”
Ajakaye admonished politicians seeking elective posts to focus on ideas and policies that would enhance the growth and development of the country and not to heat up the polity.
Ajakaye noted that the country was going through a difficult time and stating now is auspicious for a change.
He said: “Inevitably this is the actual time for change and we must not allow the wind of change to pass us by.
“All of us, including religious leaders, must work together for this change if we do not want Nigeria to collapse totally,” he said.
Ajakaye advocated credible elections, judicial independence and prosecution of anybody culpable of election rigging.
“In the same way, the judiciary must live up to its expectation. It must maintain its independence and identity, rather than be in the pockets of the executive. To avoid unnecessary tension and crisis in our society, the judiciary must strive to speed up the various election petitions, ” Ajakaye said.

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