Following the recent attack on the former Deputy Governor of Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, has called on politicians in Nigeria to expect a revolution from Nigerians soon.
Ezeokafor stated that politicians in the country should expect more beatings and manhandling from Nigerians if nothing is done to address the hardship in the country.
Naija News had earlier reported that some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra attacked, Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany.
The Catholic Bishop while speaking during his maiden pastoral visit at the St. James Catholic Church, Neni, in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, Ezeokafor said, “Politicians must either sit up or be ready to face the wrath of hungry and angry Nigerians.”
“Nigerians are hungry and angry. You cannot beat a child and stop him from crying. People have the right to protest, provided they are not armed.”
“It is done all over the world. Once something is not going on well, you reserve the right to speak up. People have the right to voice out their grievances”.
While pointing to the fact that Nigerians across the country are dying daily, stated that politicians must put all effort together to address the hardship faced in the country.
“They have right to express displeasure over certain matters. I think what the political class should do to douse the tension is to face governance and lawmaking squarely and work for the common good of the masses. ‘I see more and more greedy politicians being manhandled,”
“Nigerians are dying on daily basis because of bad governance. No good roads, no healthcare, no electricity, cost of living is so high. Yet, these people are busy siphoning our common patrimony,” he added.