In the face of rising insecurity in Nigeria, His Grace, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has warned that a revolution is on the way to drive out those who are holding the country back.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the Archbishop made the announcement during his pre-Synod news conference on Tuesday.
He also urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government to resign if it is unable to resolve the country’s security issues.
“Nigerians should prepare for a revolution, enough is enough,” Chukwuma stated, saying that the church is concerned about the country’s status.
“This is because of the security situation in Nigeria; kidnappings and killings have become the order of the day.
“Nigerians, for the past 23 years, have endured enough insult, abject poverty and suffering. They have so much been taken for granted.
“The Government of Buhari has not done enough to protect the people. I say this because the number of people killed under the Buhari Government is more than any other country.
“The primary purpose of government is security, but Nigeria has become a safe haven for criminals, insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, killers; they are all on rampage.
“The church is not happy, the church is angry, the church is crying for a revolution, for a new Nigeria. These old cargoes should give the youths a chance, they have expired.
“I have said it that Buhari should resign if he can’t find a way to resolve these killings, the leadership of this country should resign.”
He also accused the security agencies of a double standard in finding solutions to the security challenges.
According to him, “what happened in the Kaduna Airport, as well as the train attack should make the Government know that these terrorists have crossed the red line
“But my question is how can we have battalions of soldiers but they cannot stop this terrorism, there is deceit in the military? What stops them from going into the forests, all they are doing is seminar?
“Nigerian Christians have tolerated for so long, enough is enough. All Christians should rise. The Owo incident is an eye-opener, it is not enough for the Government to sympathize.
“If they could fish out Nnamdi Kanu, why is it difficult to get these people killing our people in all the cities? The security agencies are not sincere.”
He, however, charged the youths to rise and take back the country with their Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs.
“There is now clamour to vote out expired leaders; that’s why there is a surge in the number of people seeking PVC.
“The young Nigerians should get their PVCs and vote out these old cargoes. Vote out banditry, vote out corruption, vote out all manners of ills in governance. The youths should rise up, they will decide the 2023 election and any attempt to rig the election will lead to revolution,” he warned.
He disclosed that the theme of the synod is: “Feeding the Sheep.”
“We are in a hungry world and the church has a role to play. We are to feed the sheep and not feed on the sheep. This will be emphasised during the synod,” he stated.
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