Uma Ukpai calling Biafra agitators mad people is pure evil – Mazi Ugwu Okechukwu
The President of Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association, Rev. Uma Ukpai while addressing newsmen in Uyo said that those agitating for Biafra have shown “the level of their madness”.
Ukpai equally dismissed pastor Enoch Adeboye of Redeemed Christian Church of God who had earlier warned the Presidency to “restructure” the country “or we break up” saying the co-reverend “is entitled to his opinion”, adding that perhaps Adeboye gave the warning because of what happened during the civil war.
The question many are asking however is, has Uma Ukpai finally gone mad or are those just the words of a man who has gone senile?
Otherwise, why would any man insult those brave enough to demand equality and fairness for all in a dangerously tyrannical society?
Trying to deflect attention from the clear message of pastor Adeboye with talks of war and violence is not only unnecessary and wicked, it’s purely evil.
The Indigenous peoples Ukpai refer to as “mad” make up a large section of his congregation.
The Abia-born preacher who had boasted that material success was next to godliness preaches the religion of wealth and success like many of his co-preachers of Christianity.
The increased poverty rates in the mid-80s which pushed many to the pentecostal churches in search of hope made Umai very famous and immensely wealthy.
Ukpai takes pride in destroying ancient artifacts and wiping away the remaining traces of how indigenous peoples once lived, worked and played, all in the name of Christian fundamentalism.
According to a Washington Times post, Umai has boasted of overseeing the destruction of more than 100 shrines in one district in December 2005 alone.
Vladimir Chimaobi Ugwu reporting, Obinwannem News