Timi Frank lauds Adeboye’s ‘prayer walk’ against insecurity
The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has applauded the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, for leading a “prayer walk” as Christians protest against insecurity in the country.
Frank, in a statement yesterday, said the peaceful protest was a vote of no confidence already passed on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The former APC’s deputy spokesman 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.”
The Bayelsa-born political activist also lauded Sheik Gumi for speaking against the cluelessness of the APC and urged other Islamic leaders to join the fray, warning that the situation might get worse if religious leaders fail to speak.
“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 practise his or her religious faith,” he said.
Frank, therefore, enjoined traditional rulers to join Christian and Muslim leaders to “tell the failed Federal Government led by Buhari to step aside if the administration cannot protect the people any longer.”He insisted that despite the 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 Buhari will be questioned by the International Criminal Court (ICC) one day to give account of how these monies were mismanaged while Nigerians die avoidable deaths and untold hardship,” he said.
Frank, however, urged all the regional leaders to emulate the South-West by setting up a security outfit capable of protecting their people instead of relying on the failing national security architecture, adding: “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.
He, however, called on the United States (U.S.) Government to review the recent visa ban in the interest of innocent Nigerians, saying: “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 manners of impunity and corruption.”