Bishop Wale Oke
BY OLA AJAYI, IBADAN
Presiding Bishop, The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Bishop Francis Wale Oke has said President Goodluck Jonathan should prove to Nigerians that they do not have weakling and lame duck as leaders by dealing decisively with the Islamic sect, Boko Haram for declaring a caliphate in Gwoza.
Oke said Nigerians it was amazing that since the insurgents had hoisted their illegal flag in Gwoza, the FG had not taken any swift reaction in dealing with the situation and to make matters worse, about 480 soldiers defected to another place.While warning that the FG should go with all its might to stop the insurgents, he said Boko Haram was following the scripts of Islamic State in Iraq and that holding arms akimbo after such a treasonable declaration would be very antithetical to the unity and oneness of the country.
The cleric said this ahead of the Holy Ghost convention which begins on Sunday. Bishop Wale Oke further explained the refusal of some military men to confront the insurgents meant that they were ill-equipped.
He stressed that the military should not be blamed at all for the actions of the soldiers but should put the blame at the doorstep of the authorities adding that the incident was a big shame to our military and the nation.
“That some Islamic insurgents would be beheading Christians, take over 300 girls hostage, take over our churches and desecrate the sanctuary of God is totally unacceptable. You begin to ask the question, do we have the government in place? The government should show to us that he is capable of handling the situation”, he said.
As part of the church and men of God towards stemming the tide insurgency in the country, he noted that Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Bishop David Oyedepo, Matthew Ashimolowo and other men of God would be at the convention to pray for the country so that God could smile on us again.
He said, “The activities of the sect have shown that church is the primary target and as one of the leaders in Christianity, we say no. federal government should protest all its citizens especially the Christians who are being beheaded on daily basis by the hoodlums.
If we, Christians are not posing any threat to the nation, then we deserve to be protected. For more than 48 hours, they had declared a caliphate and seized a portion of the entity called Nigeria and we are yet to hear any swift reaction from the government. This is very amazing”.
The clergyman who commended the Minister of Health, Prof. Chukwu Onyebuchi and the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola for taking decisive steps against the spread of Ebola virus describing their actions as very encouraging.
Bishop Wale Oke