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Group tackles Adesina, says Christian persecution real

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A coalition of 25 Christian Non-Governmental Organisations have asked the Special Adviser on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, to stop using his office to attack leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), if he cannot join them in condemning the ongoing Christian persecution in the country. 

In a statement jointly signed by its National Coordinator, Bro Isaac Okonkwo and National Secretary, Bro Garba Yohanna, the group said it is sad that Adesina, a Christian elder in the Body of Christ, a presidential aide, and a journalist of no mean repute is now wearing the infamous crown, as one of the staunchest defenders of the atrocious killings and maiming of Nigerians, especially Christians, under the present administration. 

They said: “Our attention has been drawn to an opinion written by Adesina, titled, “Beheaded Adamawa Pastor: CAN Got It Mixed Up,” where Adesina thoughtlessly and gleefully spared no words in lashing out at CAN, which, technically speaking, he is a member, as an elder in the Four Square Church.

“While we will not speak for CAN, we as concerned citizens in the Body of Christ in Nigeria view his uncouth and untamed attacks as reminiscent of the counsel of the wisest man of all centuries, King Solomon, who says, “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit”(Proverbs 26:4-5). The latter wisdom is applicable here.”

The group accused the presidential spokesperson of making himself a stumbling stone each time CAN raises and re-echoes godly concerns of Nigerian Christians over the obvious strategic state policy of persecution. 

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