CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restrain Lauretta Onochie, his aide, over her alleged use of vulgar words.

Onochie who is an aide to Buhari on social media had tweeted: “Prime Minister Theresa May, a Christian, is in a mosque doing what humans go to do in a place of worship. She knows that her God is the same one also called Allah. CAN of worms, Here’s a great lesson in love and godliness, not hatred and anger.”

Reacting in a statement on Wednesday, Adebayo Oladeji quoted the CAN president as saying: “The failure of the presidency calling her to order is capable of making the leadership believe that she is expressing the mind of the presidency.

“She is also like Eliab, who was not ready to stand up against Goliath, who had defied the God of Israel, but was burning with anger at David who would not allow Goliath to continue insulting God and His people.

“Instead of asking CAN leadership to borrow a leaf from the British Prime Minister, Onochie should have directed her advice to her principal to emulate his British counterpart.

“British Prime Minister gives all the citizens under her watch a sense of belonging and adequate security, irrespective of their religious, ethnic and political persuasions.”

The CAN president implored Onochie to learn from biblical characters; Moses, Esther, Daniel and the three Hebrew children who “sacrificed their conveniences and risked their influential opportunities to defend the interest of God’s people against the imperial orders”.

He asked Onochie to employ decorum in performing her duties, instead of acting like an “urchin” who has strayed into the corridors of power.