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Cleric wants Christians in Buhari’s cabinet to speak out against ethnic cleansing without fear

By Joseph Wantu, Makurdi
24 December 2018   |   4:00 am
The General Overseer of the All Nations Evangelism Ministries (ANEM), Archbishop (Dr) Yimam Orkwar, has implored Christians...

The General Overseer of the All Nations Evangelism Ministries (ANEM), Archbishop (Dr) Yimam Orkwar, has implored Christians serving in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to come out boldly and speak the truth about the ongoing genocide visited on innocent citizens without any fear or intimidation of losing their jobs.

The cleric, who stated this yesterday in his homily at a special church service at the Faith Cathedral in Makurdi, described such Christians in the federal cabinet who are nervous of speaking the truth about the travails Christians are passing through as “cowards, traitors and corrupt Christians that have sold the people out for a morsel of bread.”

Meanwhile, the Bishop has called on all Christian clergies in the country to mark this year’s Christmas with a difference, even as he urged them to mobilise people to vote for credible leaders that would address the challenges confronting the nation in the 2019 general elections.

Orkwar, who doubles as the National President of Christian Association of Clergies (CAC) in Nigeria, also called on Christians in the country, particularly the clergy, to pray fervently to end the continuous attacks and killing of Christians across the country.

According to him, time has come for Nigerians, particularly Christians, to rise up and resist being made slaves in their own country as well as wicked rulers who do no mean well for the people.

He said: “As Christians in this country Nigeria, Jesus Christ has given us our freedom, and we must refuse to be made slaves again by anybody or any authority. The time has come for Christians to rise up and reject slavery.”

The General Overseer, who regretted ongoing pursuit for the establishment of grazing colonies by the Federal Government, frowned at plans in some quarters to facilitate the invasion of the Middle-Belt as well as Taraba, Adamawa and Kaduna states by terrorists with the aim of killing and occupying the people’s lands.

He said: “As we speak, foreigners are occupying lands belonging to indigenous Christian farmers who are now in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.”