Foremost Evangelist, Rev Uma Ukpai, has said that the only solution to the recent upsurge of killing of Christians in parts of Northern Nigeria by alleged herdsmen is for believers in the country to sacrifice their food for 200 days and pray against the carnage. Ukpai who is the founder of the 48 years old Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association has also said that Nigerians above 25 years of age were prone to corruption and should resign from partisan politics.
He told members of the Correspondent Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital yesterday that it is unfair that Christians in the country are treated like minoritiesdespite their numerous contribution to the growth and development of the country.
He regretted that cows are now valued over the life of some Christians in some parts of the country and called on authorities to rise up to the challenge and demonstrate sincerity in the fight against frequent attack of Christians by alleged herdsmen in some parts of the country.
“The frequent killing of Christians by people alleged to be herdsmen is like telling us that cows are now more valuable than Christians. But I maintain that nobody is supposed to lose his life because of cows. It is painful that cows are now preferred.
“The solution is for all believers in the country to give up their dinner for 200 nights and pray for God to fight for them and it will work. Let us ask God to fight for us and He will,” Ukpai said. He regretted that most Christians in the country remain ignorant of God’s abilities through prayer and also doubt the capacity and anointing of men of God saying that “though we are equal in fellowship but we are not equal in anointing”. Ukpai also described as unfortunate excuses by government at all levels in Nigeria on why they have been unable to meet up with the challenges of the masses. According to him, “a man of excuse is a man of failure and as long as the government cannot take care of our challenges then there is no future for the country.”
He said that Nigerians should not expect anything good from the general elections next year because “the incoming leaders will still be corrupt because the entire system is corrupt. The solution to a credible leadership is however for everyone above the age of 25 to retire from active politics because they all have eaten the poisoned apple and not fit to rule.
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