President Muhammadu Buhari has been prayed to call for an immediate investigation of those in charge of national security when former president Goodluck Jonathan held sway.
Making the call in Abuja, a northern christian group under the platform of Northern Christians Youth Solidarity Movement for Emancipation, Justice and Self Determination posited that the call became imperative so that the truth about the deal which was said to have taken place in South Africa can be made public.
The christian group described as campaign of calumny against National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor as been part of the deal which involved a private aircraft allegedly owned by the religious leader.
In a statement issued by its public relations officer, James Gani, the christian group suggested that any one found wanting after the probe should be punished in line with the law.
According to the group, “We demand that those saddled with the responsibility of security matters of the nation in the last administration should be called to explain what they know concerning the South African drama and botched arms deal, rather than trying to rope an innocent man of God.
“The Buhari administration should investigate those who have control over arms purchase and the people charged with the responsibility of ensuring security during the last administration because their office contrived such a high wired intrigue. So, for anybody to call for the probe of Oritsejafor is the height of mischief. In the first place, he was not a member of Jonathan’s cabinet.
“May we also say unequivocally that all the sacrifices Pastor Oritsejafor has made for Northern Christians and Nigeria even before he became president of CAN, regardless of how they have decided to twist things, can never be forgotten by those who know the truth and peace-loving Nigerians.
“Nigerians are no fools and will not allow themselves to be fooled by those who seek to strike the Shepherd just in order to get to the sheep; those embarking on the campaign of calumny against Oritsejafor should retrace their steps.
“In this political dispensation, we must all join hands as citizens to not only fight corruption, but also come up with policies that are capable of rewriting the history of this nation by positioning it in the comity of nations of the world economically.
“To us, anything outside this will not be acceptable and we believe that other well-meaning Nigerians who are interested in the development of this country and its people will agree with us. It is said that wise counsel, when heeded, saves the wise.”