The Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM, led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari.
The CNM wondered why the President should be busy campaigning in different parts of the country despite the killings in the North-Central, particularly in Benue State.
The spokesman for the CNM, Akin Osuntokun, said this in a statement entitled “Fiddling while Nigeria is burning”, made available to newsmen on Sunday.
The Movement said that Buhari’s visit to Bauchi State to campaign less than 24 hours after several persons were slaughtered in Benue State was the height of insensitivity.
The CNM urged the President to put the security of Nigerians ahead of his political ambition.
The statement read in part, “Mid last week, the regime of massacres in Benue State attained another height in the invasion of a church where two Catholic priests and indeterminate number of the congregation were butchered.
“This tragedy was casually reinforced by the decision of President Buhari to proceed on a campaign tour to Bauchi in careless and insensitive disregard of the intensifying Benue calamity. This peculiar attitude has become all too familiar and characteristic of President Buhari.
“Something of the unfolding national calamity can still be salvaged in the unlikely event that the President sees fit to mend his ways going forward.
“Were the President to continue to prioritise his re-election bid over the security and well-being of Nigerians, he would be putting the corporate existence of the country at risk.”