Middle Belt Forum Berates Jonathan Over US Speech


    The Middle Belt Patriotic Front, an association of Christian leaders from the middle belt region has berated former President Goodluck Jonathan over his recent comments at the US Congress where he reportedly talked about the religious divisions in Nigeria.

    Speaking to journalists in Abuja, national chairman of the forum, Bishop Musa Fomson described the statement by the ex-president as reckless and unpatriotic.

    He urged the security agencies to immediately invite the former president for questioning to ascertain his intents. He accused the former president of trying to exonerate himself of culpability in the current mess the country is in. According to Fomson, the Jonathan administration contributed to the chaos being witnessed in the country presently.

    He said, “It was the mindlessness of his administration that amplified  the schism to a point where persons that were once neutral learnt to hate adherents of other faiths. It was Goodluck Jonathan that made religion and ethnicity into campaign issues in order to cover the incompetence of his rule in the quest for re-election.”

    He accused the former president of sowing the seeds of division through his, “ill advised romance with the then President of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who even ran errand as weapons buyer, and was instrumental to reducing Christendom into the current level where whatever CAN has to say is being second guessed.”

    He said ex-President Jonathan failed to tell his US audience that killers herdsmen would not be on rampage and occupy the position of the fourth deadliest group in the world if his aides had not stolen the money meant for buying weapons to defeat Boko Haram.