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Christian leaders urge FG to avert constitutional crisis


By Sam Eyoboka, Etop Ekanem, Dapo Akinrefon & Biodun Ogundare

LAGOS—CHRISTIAN leaders under the aegis of the Christian Consultative Forum of Nigeria, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to resolve the political logjam in the country to avert the suspension of the constitution.

They also stated the need for Christians to be involved in the nation-building process just as they agreed to formalise it proceedings with an appropriate action plan.

The leaders, who included former chairman of Dunlop Nigeria Limited, Dr.  Gamaliel Onosode; former Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Christopher Kolade, ex-chairman, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Elder Felix Ohiwerei; university don, Professor Adamu Baikie and others, said this at a Christian Consultative Forum of Nigeria Conference in Lagos, yesterday.

They, however, affirmed that the nation was in decline and needed to be reformed.

In his opening address, President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, said:
“History records that major reformatory shifts that occurred in any generation came because God raised voices that passionately, artfully communicated the truth.

”It was then decided that to reverse this trend, and make Nigeria a better place for all, credible Christians needed to come out and start making meaningful contributions socially, politically and financially.

“We believe the time is right for Christians to take a bold stand concerning the nation’s affairs and do something about it. Not tomorrow. Not later, but now,” he said.

In a statement issued at the end of the conference and read by former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Femi Pedro, the leaders explained that the objective of the forum was to use the body of Christ to transform “our nation into a progressive, equitable and developed nation.”


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