The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu of waging a Jihad against Christians.
HURIWA made the remark while berating Shehu for the attack on Father Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual leader of Adoration ministries, Enugu, who recently called for Buhari’s impeachment.
Mbaka called for the president’s impeachment over his failure to protect Nigerians from killers, armed bandits, terrorists and armed Fulani militia.
But, Shehu, in a statement, had accused Mbaka of asking Buhari for a contract and the president’s refusal led to such a call.
Reacting to the development, HURIWA accused Buhari and Shehu of converting the Presidency into a place for political blackmail and religious bigotry.
The frontline advocacy group stated this in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf.
The rights group accused the president of giving “juicy” positions to Muslims but was quick to expose private messages with a Christian cleric.
HURIWA accused the “Senior Special Assistant on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu of cheapening and rubbishing the dignity of the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by converting it to a centre for political blackmail and religious bigotry.
“The media statement against Reverend Father Ejike Camilus Mbaka has totally eroded the integrity and honour of the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and may need a wide range of political exorcism to restore the lost glory, prestige and dignity of that high office.
“This religious bigot called President Muhammadu Buhari gave all the juicy posts in the ministry of education such as that of JAMB to Moslem Clerics but is quick to divulge private discussions he had with a Christian Pastor because as an Islamic bigot, damaging the Christian brand is another kind of Jihad. The President is using the office of the President of Nigeria to launch a Jihad against Fr. Mbaka and by extension the Christian faith”.