A civil society organisation under the aegis of Abuja Grassroots Project (AGP) was yesterday seen at the entrance of the church wearing t-shirts and fez caps with the inscription, #IStandwithBuhari, to prevent alleged planned protest by Omoyele Sowore’s group, #RevolutionNow.
The coordinator of the group, Comrade Yunusa Yusuf, said they got reliable information that following the arrest of 10 activists wearing shirts with #BuhariMustGo inscriptions to Dunamis International Gospel Centre in Abuja, the co-convener, #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, would be leading his followers to stage a protest at the church.
LEADERSHIP reports that 10 activists were arrested last Sunday during the church’s second service by officers of the Department of State Service (DSS). The development has made the church tensed, as security operatives were on ground to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
Yusuf said that the church of God must prevail against every evil plan, and that no matter how highly placed a person is, that they should not be allowed to ridicule the church for their selfish reasons.
“So, we must do whatever it takes to prevent such from happening, mostly from people who we perceived do not have the sincere interest of God at heart.
Dunamis International Gospel Centre, headquarters in Abuja is a Church not a presidential villa or a protest ground that anybody would want to come with branded t-shirts meant for protest, just to score cheap political or social points.
“The Church of God must be given the respect it deserves and not be desecrated by selfish politicians or self-acclaimed activists. We cannot under our watch sit down and allow any person or group to destroy the hard-earned reputation of God’s servant, Dr. Paul Enenche in a very cheap manner.
“Because, in the course of our Christian voyage, we have been following the activities of Pastor Eneche, and we have seen that he has a passion for soul-winning, so we will not allow anybody to come out from anywhere to tarnish the good name that the man of God has built-in his years or total service to God Almighty.
“Having done our in-depth investigation, we discovered that Omoleye Sowore was desperate to hijack a whole church meeting for a cheap political score against the government and conscript the Dunamis church into political theatre. That is why we will not sit down and watch him drag the Church of God and the revered man of God into his negative schemes,” he said.
Sowore had last week given the senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Paul Enenche 48 hours ultimatum to secure the release of the 10 activists from the DSS custody or they will disrupt the Sunday service.
Enenche had in an official statement issued last week by the church refuted claims of handing over the 10 activists to the DSS, saying that they were arrested outside the church premises.
We Are Not Part Of Anti-Buhari Protesters’ Arrest – Dunamis(Opens in a new browser tab)