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THREAT TO CHURCH: Groups Condemn Sowore’s ‘Buhari Must Go’ Protest 

By Progress Godfrey, Abuja
A coalition of Christian youths have condemned in totality the evil plot by self acclaimed human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore  to destabilize the church by staging a political protest in Dunamis Church.
The groups in a communique signed by Amb. Phil Roberts issued on Wednesday which was obtained by THE SUMMIT, said that the meeting was aimed at bringing Christian youths together to unify the church and Nigeria irrespective of prevailing challenges.
The groups called on all youth bodies to dissociate themselves from politics of religion and ethnicity, bearing in mind that religion and ethnicity will only fuel needless tension and pull us farther apart as a people.
The communique read in part, “We condemn the evil plot by the self-acclaimed human right activist, Omoyele Sowore to destabilize the church by staging a political protest in Dunamis Church on Sunday, 4th July, 2021. Sowore in his own statement shamelessly denied the conduct of any protest, even while he was live streaming the same protest with the caption, “BUHARI MUST GO Campaign Hits Dunamis Church in Abuja.”
“Sowore’s continued tirades against the church is part of his desperate ploy to whip up sentiment, sway public opinion, elicit public sympathy, all with the heinous intention for blackmail.
“We condemn in totality, the campaign of calumny and media war being waged against the church by Sowore and his cohorts. Even though the DSS admitted to arresting the boys, Sowore remains brazenly relentless in his evil campaign to smear the name of the church and the revered man of God.”
The groups questioned the rationale behind the protest, expressing worries that a protest against the government is being staged in the church.
“Come to think of it, what could have been the rationale behind his leading a protest against the government to a church? Is the church the seat of government? Who is Sowore protesting against, the church or the government? We implore everyone to critically look into the above questions and satisfy their conscience with balanced and objective answers via a vis what sowore and his people have been posting online,” the communique read
The groups further stated that, the collective yearning for positive change and leadership transformation in the land takes the centre stage but however, engagement in the quest for change should be done in an orderly and civilized manner.
“Sowore’s congenital disposition to delinquency, lawlessness, rascality and venality detracts from our collective hope and aspiration for honest, sincere, and transparent leadership. Sowore’s Mephistophelian quest for fame remains the only driver of his actions even against reason, public interest and progress. His conducts are often at variance with the interest of the very people he is ostensibly fighting for.
“We won’t be cowed into embracing anarchy in our quest for change, and so, the youths should avoid the societal plague called Sowore. People like him should be avoided and denigrated, not embraced and celebrated,” the communique added
The groups therefore called on church leaders to rise up to the occasion and speak for the church so as not to allow an uncultured, irreligious political delinquent, sustain his unwarranted attacks on the church adding that he should not be allowed to infest Christian youths with his moral degeneracy, political rascality and ethical bankruptcy.
The groups also urged the Nigerian Government to call Sowore to order. The groups in the communique, also implored Nigerians to read facts and refuse to be swayed by hateful sentiments by a drowning man like Sowore
“We therefore call on the Nigerian Government to do their job and call Sowore to order. We are shocked that he is still prowling around causing more havoc even while he has many unending cases in courts on account of his antecedent recklessness, crookedness and waywardness.
“As the youths of Nigeria, we implore everyone to read facts, maintain objectivity and refuse to be swayed by hateful sentiments being peddled by self-seeking charlatans and political nonentities. We will never allow a drowning man like Sowore pull others into his swirling pool of political misdirection, hopelessness and woes.
“We are, therefore, sending a note of warning to Sowore and his cohorts to desist from further campaign of calumny against the church of Jesus Christ and revered servants of God, if they have a modicum of character and sense,” the communique read

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