CAN To Osinbajo: Stop Harassment Of Clerics, Confirm Onnoghen Now


By Sam Eyoboka
CHAIRMAN of South South chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Archbishop God-Dowell Avwomakpa has called on the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN) and a professor of law to stop security operatives from going after men of God who preach hard messages.

Avwomakpa, the General Overseer of Christ Missionaries Crusaders, Warri in Delta State also urged the Acting President to forward the name of the acting  Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen to the Senate for confirmation.

The CAN helmsman expressed confidence in the judiciary, noting that it remains the last hope of the common man.

Avwomakpa argued that the National Judicial Council has recommended the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria to President Muhammadu Buhari about two months ago as the most senior justice of the apex court for confirmation as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The cleric commended the silent reforms introduced by the acting CJN aimed at quick dispensation of justice in Nigeria, noting that the country is in dire need of such a man and his reforms in order to ensure better and faster dispensation of cases.

Accordingly, the CAN chairman called on the Acting President to forward the name of  Justice Onnoghen to the Senate for confirmation without any further delay.

Avwomakpa also charged the Acting President to instruct the nation’s security officials especially the DSS to stop going after men of God who preach hard messages.

He described recent attempt to arrest Apostle Johnson Suleman by DSS officials as a bad omen, warning that if the DSS attempts to gag Christian leaders, Christian leaders  will mobilise Christians across the country, for peaceful protests to register their displeasure to the government.

Avwomakpa noted that people are living in fear and hunger and sufferings in the land despite the efforts by the administration to tame the economic, religious and political challenges in the country.

He then called on the Acting President to be bold to take decisions that will better the lot of the Nigerian citizens.

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