Nigerian Situation Calls For Desperate Prayers - Adeboye

Mr. Timi Frank, political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has commended the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, for leading a ‘prayer walk’ against insecurity in the country.

While charging other regional leaders on security, Frank had in a statement made available to journalists on Monday, maintained that the peaceful protest was a vote of no confidence on the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that APC had failed in all ramifications.

The activist stressed that it would amount to a breach of agreement for Buhari to sack the current Service Chiefs because, “the powers-that-be are directly benefiting from the corruption in the military.”

The former APC chieftain urged the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) not to relent, but to mobilise more Christian leaders to join the likes of Pastor Adeboye on the streets, as a “one off protest is not enough.”

He also lauded Sheik Gumi for speaking against the cluelessness of the APC government and called on other Islamic leaders to join the fray, warning that the situation might get worse if religious leaders fail to speak.

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“Nigerians must forget religious sentiments at this period. Muslim and Christian leaders need to come together and speak out loudly because it is only in the atmosphere of peace that anybody can practice his or her religious faith,” he said.

Frank called on traditional rulers to join Christian and Muslim leaders to “tell the failed federal government led by Buhari to step aside if the administration could not protect the people any longer.

He insisted that despite trillions of naira allegedly expended on the military by the APC’s administration in the last four years, “the dreaded Boko Haram is still more vicious and appearing to be outwitting the Nigerian military.

“The Service Chiefs and the APC’s government under President Buhari will be questioned by the International Criminal Court (ICC) one day to give account of how these monies were mismanaged while Nigerians died avoidable deaths and untold hardship,” he said.

Frank, however, called on all the regional leaders to emulate the South-West by setting up security outfits capable of protecting their people instead of relying on the failing national security architecture.

“I call on my South-south leaders, South-East leaders, North-Central, North-East and North-West governors to urgently consider what they can do to protect the lives and property of their people and not rely on the central government anymore,” he said.

The activist maintained that negligence on the part President Buhari was obvious corruption in the military which according to him had left insecurity to degenerate, as responsible for the recent United States (U.S) visa ban on Nigerians.

He, however, called on the U.S government to review the ban in the interest of innocent Nigerians.

“I have to make it clear that Donald Trump’s administration does not hate Nigerians. But, it hates injustice, human rights abuse, non-adherence to the rule of law, lack of freedom of speech and all manner of impunity and corruption under the government of President Buhari,” he said.