GOVERNOR HOPE UZODIMMA ATTENDS IMO PRAYER SUMMIT ORGANIZED BY THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION
Today, the Owerri Ecclesiastical Province of the Anglican Communion organized a prayer session, offering supplications to the Supreme God for a spiritual solution to the insecurity confronting the Nation and Imo State in particular.
The Prayer summit which was held at Ndubuisi Kanu’s Square was graced by His Excellency, the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma who joined in the session as the congregation prayed for God’s intervention in resolution of the insecurity challenges witnessed across the Nation recently.
Speaking at the summit, His Excellency commended the Archbishop, the Leadership and members of the Anglican Communion for the initiative to support the Government in the fight against the insecurity by engaging in the ultimate warfare – prayers.
The Governor however called on the religious leaders to do more by reinforcing the traditional practice of religious moulding of the youths’ moral upbringing, teachings of virtues of peace, love and fear of God in order to have our youths liberated from the shackles of the sponsors of these crimes.
His Excellency called on all religious leaders to continue in their support for the Lord would not let Imo State down.
PRESIDENT BUHARI TO IGBO LEADERS: YOUR DEMAND FOR NNAMDI KANU’S RELEASE IS HEAVY. I WILL CONSIDER IT
An unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), currently standing trial, runs contrary to the doctrine of separation of powers between the Executive and Judiciary, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.
Receiving a group under the aegis of Highly Respected Igbo Greats, led by First Republic parliamentarian and Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, at State House, Abuja, the President told the 93-year-old statesman:
“You’ve made an extremely difficult demand on me as leader of this country. The implication of your request is very serious. In the last six years, since I became President, nobody would say I have confronted or interfered in the work of the Judiciary. God has spared you, and given you a clear head at this age, with very sharp memory. A lot of people half your age are confused already. But the demand you made is heavy. I will consider it.”
Stressing his policy of non-interference with the Judiciary, President Buhari said when Kanu jumped bail, got arrested and brought back to the country, “I said the best thing was to subject him to the system. Let him make his case in court, instead of giving very negative impressions of the country from outside. I feel it’s even a favour to give him that opportunity.”
The President condoled with Chief Amaechi, who recently buried his wife, praying that her soul would rest in peace.
The nonagenarian had described the situation in the Southeast as “painful and pathetic,” lamenting that businesses have collapsed, education is crumbling, and there is fear everywhere.
He pleaded for a political, rather than military solution, requesting that if Kanu was released to him as the only First Republic Minister still alive, “he would no longer say the things he had been saying,” stressing that he could control him, “not because I have anything to do with them (IPOB), but I am highly respected in Igbo land today.”
Chief Amaechi said twice he had interfaced with Nnamdi Kanu in the past, and the latter rescinded orders earlier given on civil disobedience.
He concluded: “I don’t want to leave this planet without peace returning to my country. I believe in one big, united Nigeria, a force in Africa. Mr President, I want you to be remembered as a person who saw Nigeria burning, and you quenched the fire.”
Other people in the visiting delegation were; His Excellency Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former Governor of Anambra State, Bishop Sunday Onuoha of the Methodist Church, Chief Barrister Goddy Uwazurike, former President of Igbo socio-cultural group, Aka Ikenga, and Mr Tagbo Mbazulike Amaechi.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
November 19, 2021