The National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Wale Oke, has asked the Nigerian government to practise good governance and equity as a means of resolving the agitations across the country.
Oke said this on Thursday while addressing a press conference on the state of the nation at the Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Mowe, Ogun State.
He said, “We appeal to the government to make sure that there is equity in the participation and representation in governance by the people. Until that is done, agitation will never stop. If we silence Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, others will rise.”
Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, was re-arrested by security operatives two weeks ago, while Ighoho house was invaded by the Department of State Services last week. Both men were separatist agitators.
Oke added, “The only thing that will stop agitations is good governance, and by good governance we are talking of the government where everybody feels that they have equal stake, equal opportunity, equal representation. So long as some people feel marginalised and sidelined, there will always be agitators who will champion the cause of emancipation of their people.”
Oke also appealed to the government to prioritise security of lives and property in the country.
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“We see the efforts of the government in dealing with insecurity it here and there, but we want the effort to be more concerted, better coordinated and diligently pursued without fear or favour; not to favour any team, any group or bandit, but doing it in justice and with the fear of God and dealing with insecurity effectively.
“We are working together as a responsible, spiritual body to look for solutions to the problem of Nigeria. We want to tell the whole nation that this challenging phase will soon be past, and Nigeria will move on. We want to say that Nigeria is not going to break, Nigeria is not going to divide, and Nigeria is not going to go to war,” he added.