The former Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola on March 30, 2014, accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of spending more time inside the church than leading the country.
Fashola stated, “I know that we have employed somebody for the top job in this country but when we asked him about his qualifications and experience, he said he had no shoes. You must decide whether you want someone who spends most of his time in church or mosque, or the man who is ready to spend his time on the job.”
Juxtaposing Jonathan’s name with Buhari, you would discover that President Buhari is doing even more of what prompted the APC leaders to mount attacks against Jonathan. In other words, Buhari is spending more time in the Mosque abroad than he spends on his job in Nigeria.
Also, more Nigerians are reacting after images of Buhari praying in foreign country surfaced. One of the social critics, George Onmonya Daniel wrote:
“Does Prayer Change A Country? No. Prayer does not change a country. Most of the people who have changed this world from time immemorial have been great scholars, even prophets were scholars or men with great common sense and special intelligence, if not no one would have listened to them.
“I am tired of seeing images of Nigerian politicians in Israel or Saudi Arabia looking all pious with feign countenance telling us they are praying for Nigeria. Pls let politicians pray for themselves and work for Nigeria. Most of leaders who are building the United States, China and even Britain, Germany and other rich countries we hear about and even visualize this places as heaven on earth are neither Christians or Muslims, they don’t even believe in God.
“If you like carry the Mosques in Saudi Arabia and the churches in Israel and Rome and bring them to Nigeria or pray inside them, even join fasting for one year, nothing will change here if our mentality does not change. Religion and religiosity does not change anything.
“If I am the president’s people, I would be sharing serious businesslike pictures instead of people of him in mosque. But in a country where people pay billions of tax payers money to babalawo, pastors and imams for prayer, what can I say?”