Singer, Felix Duke, alongside some of his colleagues like Charly Boy, Eedris Abdulkarem and Baba Fryo led a group of protesters on Monday who marched
Singer, Felix Duke, alongside some of his colleagues like Charly Boy, Eedris Abdulkarem and Baba Fryo led a group of protesters on Monday who marched to the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), accusing Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the church, of being silent on killings across the country.
In a tweet, Charly Boy said they marched to RCCG camp with some members of the creative industry to ask why Adeboye has not been speaking against the ills of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
“Is there a reason why high-ranking pastors Like ADEBOYE are quiet about all the killings going on in Nigeria. Why are they so silent?” he tweeted.
Felix Duke, Chairman and Convener of the group, said the protest was to demand that the RCCG General Overseer, Enoch Adeboye, intervene in addressing the insecurity issues bedeviling the nation. Mr Duke said the group had expected that spiritual leaders should have reacted to the incessant killings and kidnappings affecting the North-east and other parts of the country.
“We are tired of the killings in Nigeria, the violence is too much. We want Pastor Adeboye, as a highly respected spiritual father globally, to lend his voice to the matter so that something can be done. Pastor Adeboye has his son as the Vice-President and he is well respected by President Buhari. So he needs to speak out, so that the presidency can take the matter seriously and address it as such,” he said.
According to him, the group which is formed to be independent chose Adeboye, among others, because the RCCG has the largest Christian followership in Nigeria and Africa. Mr Duke said many Christians and non – Christians placed the spiritual leader of the church in high esteem and looked up to him.
Oputa, an advisory board member of the group, expressed optimism that a word from Pastor Adeboye to President Buhari would send a notable signal and go a long way in restoring peace and order in the nation.
“With the number of followership Pastor Adeboye has, it will be totally wrong for him to be silent on the killings in the society. He needs to send a word to the Presidency, I am sure his word will go a long way to propel a change,” he said.
Addressing the group, Joshua Obayemi, National Overseer, RCCG, lauded the initiative of the group to speak for the voiceless.
Some of the protesters held placards asking Adeboye to speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves, and ensure justice for those being crushed. The protesters also called on Adeboye to speak out on the abduction of Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 112 girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram insurgents from Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19, 2018. While the other girls were released, Sharibu was held back for reportedly refusing to denounce Christianity.