Wale Oke, the national president of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), says he is praying God should remove President Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria to experience peace.

Oke, who is the presiding bishop of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, Oyo state, said Nigeria has become “war-ravaged”.

 

A statement by Kayode Oladeji, Oke’s media aide, said the PFN president spoke at a vigil organised by his church on Friday.

 

The cleric lamented the daily killings in the country, saying that the Buhari-led administration has failed Nigerians.

 “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 cleric said he is not afraid of expressing his views, adding that now is the time for Nigerians to show concern for what is happening across the country.

 

Oke accused the federal government of not dealing with killer herdsmen but could attack Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, when he spoke against the president.

 

“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.”