Christian Elders reject secession, says no to IPOB, MASSOB others

Obinwannem News Christian Elders reject secession, says no to IPOB, MASSOB others

Christian Elders reject secession, says no to IPOB, MASSOB others

National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has thrown its weight behind former President Olusegun Obasanjo in agreement that Nigeria has failed and divided under the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group also, berated the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Oodua secession groups in Nigeria, adding that Nigeria has enough experience and virile youth to provide solutions for her problems.

In an open letter to Nigerians, signed by Elder Solomon Asemita (SAN), on behalf of the group, NCEF said its group is convinced that Nigerians are yet to shed the yoke placed on the country by its colonial masters.

It went further to say “Initially, it was Muslim North and Christian South, today, it is Muslims and Christians thus blurring the geographical division of North and South”, the question of secession in whatever guise, NCEF said, should be discarded as it is not a solution, NCEF said.

The letter partly reads:

“President Olusegun Obasanjo has set the ball rolling and the NCEF is drawing the attention of Nigerians especially to the fact that we need to research more into our colonial past 1914-1960, thereafter, six years of our independence (1960-1966) and, finally, 1966-2020.

“Nigerians must not allow anybody, ethnic group or religion to intimidate them to the extent that they abandon the country for Europe or America.

“They have the duty to make Nigeria a better country and the only thing to do is to re-invent Nigeria and this cannot happen if we run away.

“Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and coalition of Oodua self-determination should take note.

“Compatriots, this is your chance to make all Nigerians of this age inventors of modern Nigeria.

“Nigerians need to investigate our past more critically than we have hitherto done”, the group said.

“Secession was used as a ploy by the British to give the North advantages over the South. “Then came the East with legitimate reason for secession but was prevented”, the group argued.

“To re-invent Nigeria, we must agree on one mandate and how to achieve this mandate, not two, a Nigeria that is one nation, one ideology and one future, that accepts Boko (Western education) and not regard it as haram (sacrilege).

“Since then, secession has been the signature tune of dissent. We of the NCEF are vehemently opposed to breakaway as it is cowardly.

“In any case, Christian and Ethnic Nationalities built Nigeria.

“A number of Nigerian professionals have moved abroad and are doing very well in their new abode. They cannot legitimately be replaced by Negroids from African countries”.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

  • Certainly the writer and his Christian elders I have never heard of before are sick in their brain. What effort have they made to fight this injustice since the past 50 years of cohabiting? Bearing Christian name does not make you a Christian some of these people are idol worshipers, they don’t know the will and move of God.

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