- Federal Government should provide an atmosphere of respect, dignity, freedom for every Nigerian
- We believe people can agitate but it should be within the confine of the law
- FG should equip the police to handle civil cases
- Anyone who violates the laws of the land should be dealt with
President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Rev. (Dr.) Felix Omobude has called on the Federal Government to provide an atmosphere where Nigerians would be treated with respect and dignity wherever they decide to reside within the country.
Omobude made this call today at the Covenant Christian Centre, Iganmu, Lagos during his Presidential Visit to Lagos.
Speaking at the press conference, the National President of the PFN said, “The PFN has made her position clear that while we believe that we are stronger together, we also yearn for a Nigeria where everyone will be treated with respect and dignity and free to live anywhere in the country and where Nigerians can practice their religion and trade.”
On the military action against the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), The cleric said, “We believe people can agitate but it should be within the confine of the law. We PFN see the use of the military to quench civil unrest as something not good enough.”
He however advised the Federal Government to “Equip the police to handle civil cases,” stressing that a man’s right starts where another man’s right stops.
Omobude however advised agitators to carry out whatever grievance they may have in consonance with the provisions of the law which would not in any way endanger others. “Agitation should be done within the law. Everyone has the right to clamour for his right. If your right is endangering the other person’s right then it is wrong,” he said.
Stressing the stand of the PFN, the President of the organization also said, “People want to have rights over their resources and the voice of the people should be listened to. That is the stand of the PFN. Anybody who violates the law of the land whether IPOB or cattle rearers should be dealt with within the laws of the land.”
On the sponsors of IPOB, Omobude warned against insinuation but said if any sponsor is found and well investigated to be true, such should be prosecuted. “If IPOB’s sponsors can be found and confirmed, they should be prosecuted but if you insinuate something in that line, Nigerians will ask questions,” he warned.