- PFN has urged Nnamdi Kanu and the IPOB to stop heating up the Nigerian political spehere
- The Christian body says the agitators should settle for the non-violent path
- PFN says another civil war will be too disastrous for all involved
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has advised Nnamdi Kano and Pro-Biafra groups to seek peace even in their quest for justice and equity.
According to Vanguard, the chairman of PFN, Enugu state chapter, Rev Godwin Madu, gave this advice shortly after a special prayer meeting for peace in the country on Wednesday, June 28.
NAIJ.com gathered that the special meeting was organised by the PFN at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Province of Excellence) in Enugu.
Madu cautioned the IPOB leader and his group as well as other pro-Biafra organisations to settle down and work on dialogue rather than engaging in activities that could continue to “heat up the polity’’.
According to him, PFN is opposed to the radical approach being used by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in its agitations for the South-East.
“Nigeria is good as a country. Anywhere we feel aggrieved, the matter could be addressed amicably instead of heating up the polity and creating unnecessary tension in the entire country,’’ he said.
The PFN chairman, however, urged the Arewa youths to quickly sheath their swords and work for peace since violence and crisis cannot benefit anybody.
He told the northern youths that “Nigeria had no particular landlord’’, hence no tribe was empowered by the Nigerian Constitution to issue quit notice to any other ethnic group or people.
It would be recalled that the leader of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, had led his group and other pro-Biafran groups to a non-dialogue and non-consultative means of civil struggle.
Kanu and the IPOB have again reiterated its call for referendum, stressing that until the Nigerian government meets its demands, there will be no election in the South East starting from the upcoming Anambra state governorship election.
NAIJ.com gathered that IPOB said if its call for referendum is not met, it will use the November 2017 governorship election in Anambra state, to set an example for what is to come in the future.
The group’s warning was contained in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, and sent to pressmen on Wednesday June 28.
Below is a NAIJ.com TV video on how Nigerians think the country can achieve unity of purpose and find peace.