Okonkwo cautions Biafra agitators against acts of disunity
PRESIDING Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Dr. Mike Okonkwo, has warned those behind the agitation for the realisation of sovereign nation of Biafra to desist and allow the unity of Nigeria remain as God ordained it.
Speaking on the recent concluded 26th edition of the Kingdom Life World Conference held at TREM headquarters, Anthony, in Lagos, Okonkwo said Biafra died since 1970 and there is no justification or cause to raise any issue that is capable of disrupting the peace, unity and progress the nation has achieved together.
He said since all the military generals and personnel that participated in the war have agreed to put down their arms and Nigerians agreed to continue as one nation in 1970, Biafra has since ceased to exist.
The cleric, who spoke in the midst of over 100, 000 faithful from across the world, noted that the unity of the country is not negotiable, “although there is opportunity to improve on the present system the country operates.”
Taking a cue from the title of this year’s convention tagged ‘Rest’, Okonkwo said the country cannot afford another holocaust in the name of war. “Nigeria has seen and gone through a lot of tribulations and this is the time for her to rest and her citizens enjoy peace.”
While he urged all Christians to continue to pray for the peace, progress and unity of the country, Okonkwo charged those sponsoring the Biafra agitation to allow the country have her rest. He also encouraged Nigerians to continue to embrace the spirit of unity and peaceful coexistence among one another, while praying for the political leaders of the country.