A group of women called on Adeboye to break his silence on the killings

A group of women on Thursday called on the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God , Pastor Enoch Adeboye , to break his silence on the killings in the country.

The protesters stormed the National Christian Centre , venue of the 11th General Assembly of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Abuja , to register their displeasure with Adeboye ’ s decision to keep sealed lips over the killings .

They also submitted a protest letter at CAN secretariat .

But CAN said it would investigate their grievances , but exonerated Adeboye , saying its President , Supo Ayokunle , speaks for Christians.

The women were received by CAN Director (National Issues and Social Welfare) , Bishop Stephen Adegbite , and Vice -Chairman (Northern Region ), Rev Joseph Hayab .

Spokeswoman for the group , Juliet Ibrahim , who claimed to be a member of the RCCG in Nyanya parish of Abuja , said Adeboye should fight for Christians.

She said , “We are here fighting for the survival of our country .

We are in pain ; we are in sorrow over the killings and devastating things happening to our children .

“ We want Adeboye to speak out; we want him to fight for us ; we want to hear from him .

If we hear from him , we will be calm .

We are happy that CAN has spoken and they (0 fficials) have encouraged us and we appreciate their encouragement. ”

But Adegbite said , “There is no division in CAN ; we are one body standing together because united we stand, divided we fall.

So we are not going to be divided. Don’ t allow anybody to deceive you because what we are doing today ( CAN General Assembly) is to the glory of God and you are part of that celebration . ”

Asked if CAN would investigate the issues raised about Adeboye , he said , “ We are going to do everything .

But we cannot suspend Adeboye ” .
Hayab said the constitution did not confer on Adeboye the legitimacy to speak for Christians in Nigeria .

He said , “ You see , we are trying to avoid the politicisation of the issue of religion .

Adeboye is a leader of a denomination.

Has he offended the denomination ?

There is no constitution of Nigeria which says that Adeboye as the leader of a denomination should speak for Christians.

“ The constitution of CAN says the President of CAN should speak for CAN and the man , out of respect , has said that when the President of CAN speaks, he can ’ t speak again .

“ If the President of Nigeria speaks, the SGF (Secretary to the Government of the Federation) will not speak again ; the Chief of Staff will not speak again . ”



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