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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Religious crisis: CAN applauds Apostle Suleman for being vocal, says Osinbajo's silence on the matter is no longer golden

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has released a statement, applauding controversial clergyman and Senior Pastor of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, for being vocal in the face of the repeated killing of Christians by some herdsmen in some parts of the country. 

In a statement signed by its special assistant on media and communication to the CAN President, Bayo Oladeji, the religious body kicked against last Wednesday's attempted arrest of Suleman in Ekiti state, arguing that his recent comments on the religious crisis in the country is permitted by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They argue that Suleman is entitled to Freedom of Speech.



"Apostle Suleman has become a refugee in Ekiti state as security operatives are said to be searching every nook and cranny of the state with a view to arresting him. If there is an urgent need to interrogate Apostle Suleman on any issue, it would only have been proper to extend a formal or informal invitation to him from the SSS rather than Gestapo approach used in the attempt to arrest him. It should be noted that under Nigerian Laws, he is presumed innocent until a court of law proves otherwise. Or have they extended the proposed obnoxious law that forbids religious preaching without the permission of the state governor down south too? Treating Ministers of God and our members as common criminals is unacceptable to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Enough is enough. The last time we checked, Sections 38-41 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) states clearly that every Nigerian is “entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom (either alone or in community with others, and in public or in private) to manifest and propagate his religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance. The Constitution states unambiguously that ‘Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference’. Every person shall be entitled to assemble freely and associate with other persons, and in particular he may form or belong to any political party, trade union or any other association for the protection of his interests: Every citizen of Nigeria is entitled to move freely throughout Nigeria and to reside in any part thereof, and no citizen of Nigeria shall be expelled from Nigeria or refused entry thereby or exit there".

The group called on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is a Christian, to speak against the repeated attacks on Christians, stating that his silence on the matter is no longer golden

“It is high time the overzealous security agencies knew that Nigeria remains a secular state and any attempt to turn the country into a refugee camp for Christians will not be acceptable and will be resisted with every lawful means. We call on the acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to intervene in all the clampdown on the Church in Nigeria after all, he is in the office primarily to represent the interest of the Christians and his studied silence is no longer golden"he said

49 comments:

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Osinbajo values his seat more than the lives of his fellow Christians..

Long live LIB

daniel ubong said...

I don't even understand this man they call Osibanjo!he his so dummies, so annoying, lazy and reluctant, can we start hitting back at Muslim already.

Edwards said...

apostle suleman ride on anyone who touches u by mistake shall die by correction...I just pray all pastors, Christians should be bold to say the truth .. saphire Muna suis désolé pour agir stupide, mais j'ai besoin urg....

Edwards said...

apostle suleman ride on anyone who touches u by mistake shall die by correction...I just pray all pastors, Christians should be bold to say the truth .. saphire Muna suis désolé pour agir stupide, mais j'ai besoin urg....

Bree said...

Who???OSI what?? Na today..he who never find his feet will speak abi?? I laff in Gwagwalada..

Vivian Reginalds said...

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Eazzy Pompey said...

It's well

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livingstone chibuike said...

weak osinbajo...

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Kate said...

Forgive Osibanjo for he did not know what he's doing

Anonymous said...

Honestly ashamed of Osinbajo...I thought God puts his pple in power to protect his own

Anonymous said...

Well APC brought a Muslim President and a Christian vice president so that both interests will be protected, but the Christian's interest, security and safety is not protected because our representative the vice president is dormant. I knew he will not protect Christians' interest during their campaign when PDP was asking christians to vote a Christian President at least for peace, Osibanjo, an acclaimed pastor said that POD is playing religious card. I don't trust any Christian whose friends and God father are Muslims. Light and darkness don't cross part. Christian politicians are just jokers. If I were Osinbajo, I will resign, any position I have that compromises my faith as as a Christian calls resignation. After all his position as a vice president is not felt any way. The President ignores him most of the time. They just put him there as a rubber stamp. So it makes no difference if he speaks for the God of Jesus Christ and fight for christians and lose his job. God will reward him greatly.

Anonymous said...

Well APC brought a Muslim President and a Christian vice president so that both interests will be protected, but the Christian's interest, security and safety is not protected because our representative the vice president is dormant. I knew he will not protect Christians' interest during their campaign when PDP was asking christians to vote a Christian President at least for peace, Osibanjo, an acclaimed pastor said that POD is playing religious card. I don't trust any Christian whose friends and God father are Muslims. Light and darkness don't cross part. Christian politicians are just jokers. If I were Osinbajo, I will resign, any position I have that compromises my faith as as a Christian calls resignation. After all his position as a vice president is not felt any way. The President ignores him most of the time. They just put him there as a rubber stamp. So it makes no difference if he speaks for the God of Jesus Christ and fight for christians and lose his job. God will reward him greatly.

Anonymous said...

Well APC brought a Muslim President and a Christian vice president so that both interests will be protected, but the Christian's interest, security and safety is not protected because our representative the vice president is dormant. I knew he will not protect Christians' interest during their campaign when PDP was asking christians to vote a Christian President at least for peace, Osibanjo, an acclaimed pastor said that POD is playing religious card. I don't trust any Christian whose friends and God father are Muslims. Light and darkness don't cross part. Christian politicians are just jokers. If I were Osinbajo, I will resign, any position I have that compromises my faith as as a Christian calls resignation. After all his position as a vice president is not felt any way. The President ignores him most of the time. They just put him there as a rubber stamp. So it makes no difference if he speaks for the God of Jesus Christ and fight for christians and lose his job. God will reward him greatly.

Anonymous said...

CAN" you CAN'T ask Osibanjo to talk knowing fully well that if you talk bokohari boys will strangle him from his backyard while he is asleep. Osibanjo na boy boy for Aso villa naa, I saw him the other day washing bokohari's wife Aisha's car. I was there with freeborn. Libfinestman@gmail.com says so

Anonymous said...

CAN" you CAN'T ask Osibanjo to talk knowing fully well that if you talk bokohari boys will strangle him from his backyard while he is asleep. Osibanjo na boy boy for Aso villa naa, I saw him the other day washing bokohari's wife Aisha's car. I was there with freeborn. Libfinestman@gmail.com says so

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Osinbajo is failing his constituency. People don't usually appreciate what put them in a position and why? Otherwise will he ever have occupied such a position?

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Anonymous said...

If not stupidity y did day not arest atiku when he said I will make ur sit on governable .and buhari it will b bloody if u wine nonsense.

Evans Airohi said...

Linda you better know the right adjective to qualify a man of God. This should be the last time you are bing warned, stop calling Apostle Duleman controversial.

Evans Airohi said...

Linda this should be the last time you are being warned of calling Apostle Suleman controversial. If you don't know what to write, shut down your laptop and sleep. A word is enough for the wise.

Ifechukwu okekenwa said...

Hmm

Hrm Paul said...

Abeg dey should not mind osinbajo he is scared.

Glory Ogwuru said...

osibajo is deaf and dum not only that he is also blind he can not see, he dont want to loose his sit but with him minus him the christiandom must move forward

christie benjamin said...

Whoever prayed sense into CAN shud never stop!

Prince Ugo said...

I still c notin wrong wit wot d man of God said...God bless d apostle n continue 2 protect Christians in Nigeria since our so called leaders hav failed

Prince Ugo said...

I still c notin wrong wit wot d man of God said...God bless d apostle n continue 2 protect Christians in Nigeria since our so called leaders hav failed

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, Yemi Osinbanjo, was just a vp.puppet, in Asorock. El-Rufai, has taken over his position and authority behind the scenes. He was not in charge and has never be in charge but El- Rufai. The earlier CAN, realised this and mobilise themselves and their followers against their imminent exterminated by Fulani's led Government,assisted by southern Muslims , the better. He that prepared for peace must prepare for war. There is a limit to human's endurance. Enough is enough!

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Ohanu Eucharia said...

I think Christians should stay away from cow meat and its products for now, these fulani herdsmen can do the unthinkable.

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Vivian Emaduku said...

Now that he's been invited for interrogation hope you will stand by him?

Anonymous said...

CAN is joke. Association of useless money mongers, arms dealers and politicians. Now they are out to support their own bald headed punk ass Suleman. Fools!!

Anonymous said...

Now you are afraid of eating beef abi? I thought as a christian you shouldn't be afraid. Lol. Una neva chi chum ching.nonsense

Anonymous said...

I tire oh! In the bible If Queen Esther didn't help her people...

blisss said...

Anonymous @4:09 don't u ever use that kind. Of language for a man of Gos like apostle suleman. Orless fire wil strike dead touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm.

sholetoga said...

Only God knows what Osinbajo is doing in that Aso Rock. Common to visit Southern Kaduna he can't and has not uttered any work condemning the killings.....anonymous 04:13 you're a big fool

jim kerry said...

Your father never see something stupid you. I say die there, who born ur father, Make una try this killing nonsense again una go waka inside fire. Your days are numbered. #Northernersmustfall#

jim kerry said...

Your father is a FOOL,also your dead father is a JOKER, also again your rotten father is a MONEY MONGER, also again your smelling father is a PUNK ASS even in his grave. Your days are numbered. #Northernersmustfall#

Anonymous said...

Don't let me call u stupid, well I knew you are a Muslim, no need to waste my time on you. Ode oshi.

Anonymous said...

U are foolish for saying dat

Anonymous said...

U are most foolish for telling him so

Esther Norah said...

Lol shall die by correction heehehehe. All dis grammar CAN dey write is nt needed. Why did dey wait for d apostle to act before dey contribute. We xtains r scared lik Nigerians. As for d VP, he doesn't hav mind and he lacks wisdom and boldness, period.

Edeh Chris said...

Tupac's song, one of my favourite "only God can judge us".

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Ify Chude said...

What do you guys expect? He was handpicked by a Muslim as Vice President, he is being loyal to the man and his religion.

OSINANL said...

Cheryl's right...

Fredaustin a said...

I agree with you.

harrison osaro said...

foolish in the heart of child,in your eyes you think you are wise and you have spoken well but you are just as foolish, stupid and senseless as your cow Anonymous @4:09 and 4:13

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