The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has told the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor Williams Kumuyi to disregard the warning by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to cancel the proposed crusade in Aba, Abia State.
It dared IPOB and other separatist groups not to attempt to disrupt the crusade while urging Kumuyi to go ahead with programme.
The leader of the association, Chief Goodluck Ibem, noted in a statement on Saturday that IPOB’s warning had a hidden meaning for Kumuyi, wondering why the group has not call for cancellation of other programmes and activities in the region.
“In South East, politicians, political parties are organising their campaigns, people are doing burial ceremonies to bury their love ones, white wedding and traditional weddings are going on and Emma Powerful did not tell them not to do their programmes and same person is warning the General Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church not to go ahead with his crusade. Something is really fishy in his statement.
“We are really surprised how Emma Powerful became so concerned about Pastor Kumuyi’s security. Kumuyi is a man of God protected by the Most High God.
”It is not the business of anyone to worry about how Almighty God protect his servants. For Emma Powerful to suddenly ask the man of God to call off his scheduled crusade lives much to be desired.
“Emma may not understand the import of his statement by asking Kumuyi not to come to South East. Asking the highly revered man of God not to come to South East will cause serious friction among peaceful co-existing South East and South West indigenes.”
They therefore warned IPOB and others not to issue any statement capable of causing problem in the country and urged Pastor Kumuyi to go ahead with his crusade.
“We call on Pastor William Kumuyi to disregard the statement by Emma Powerful and come to South East to preach the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ to our people.
“South East is very safe. Businessmen and women have been coming to do their businesses without any molestation whatsoever.
“We call on Emma Powerful to leave Christianity alone and concentrate on his agitation for Biafra.”