Christian Association of Nigeria, has appealed to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to allow Pastor William Kumuyi and the Deeper Life Bible Church, to hold its crusade in Abia State.
The appeal is coming after IPOB had in a statement asked Kumuyi not to go ahead with its six-day crusade scheduled to hold from May 24, 2022 to May 29 in Aba, Abia State.
In a statement by the IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the group said that Kumuyi should suspend his crusade due to the security challenges in the South-East region.
He said criminal elements might infiltrate the crusade ground and cause havoc after which the government will blame it on IPOB.
Reacting to the statement by Powerful, CAN’s spokesperson, Adebayo Oladeji, in an interview with The Punch said should Kumuyi come to Abia state, it will be a blessing to the state.
Oladeji said, “It is unfortunate that we have killings going on in the South East. If the political will is there, I believe the killings in the region would have ended.
“We have a situation where you have IPOB declaring sit-at-home and despite the assurance by the government, people will decide to listen to IPOB. Is that what Nigeria should be? This is the situation we find ourselves.
“If IPOB issued such a statement, it is just a reflection of what we are going through in the country. This situation is a precarious one. What CAN will say is that our politicians are in the rat race again. We should open our eyes and vote for people who can protect us.
“There’s nothing we can do than to appeal to them (IPOB). We want IPOB to know that his coming to that part of the country is going to be a blessing and bring victory to the people of the state and the region at large.”