…Says the letters is mere expression of personal Goodwill
By Abubakar Yunusa
The Coalition of Christian Youth Groups(CCYG) has charged Nigerian Christian and all true lovers of justice,democracy and freedom in Nigeria, to disregard the Christian Association of Nigeria congratulatory message to President Bola Tinubu on assumption of office.
The group noted that there are pending litigations, and the courts are yet to determine the real winner of the February 25th presidential election in Nigeria. Why should they hurriedly congratulate a contentious government whose victory at the poll is still being challenged in the courts of law.
In a statement jointly signed by its National Coordinator Nath Bitrus,Secretary Agape Enioluwa,and made available to journalists in Abuja on Monday described it as smuggled congratulatory messages misplaced, misguided, provocative and treasonable to the body of Christ.
In the period leading up to the staged inauguration, some groups of witches openly endorsed the presidency of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and some traditionalists marched through the city of Abuja in support of his administration.
The group said what is the rationale behind congratulating an administration that hit the road running with widespread hardship and suffering for the people in less than 24 hours of its inauguration?
“We encourage every Christian, and all true lovers of justice, democracy and freedom in Nigeria, to disregard the congratulatory message.
“As we wait patiently for the outcome of the petitions arising from one of the most fraudulent, manipulated and rigged elections in the history of our nation.
“Those who deserve dishonor cannot escape it even after they have been hurriedly aided by fraud to sit on the throne of honor.”
The statement read in part: “For the records, the Christian Community as well as all well-meaning people of Nigeria are not in doubt about those who hold the interest of the nation at heart, those who have taken an unshakable stance for truth, equity and justice, those who have continued to speak against the evils being unleashed on the church of Christ, and the greater majority of Nigerians.
“These are the people we hold in high esteem, and both God in heaven, and history on earth shall be kind to them.
But those who have defied all reasons, sensibilities and sensitivities to scribble those contemptible notes using the platform of the Christian Community, only did so in pursuit of their personal interests, and not for or on behalf of Christians in Nigeria.
” They will have their conscience and the just, impartial and incorruptible God to face. Those frivolously scribbled pieces will go down in the annals of time as some of the worst endorsements of darkness from the citadel of light.”