General Overseer of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Bishop Mike Okonkwo, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari, for his use of Military force in the South East, to curtail the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafar (IPOB).
Okonkwo, speaking to Vanguard, admitted that agitations will always happen, but insisted the solution was not resorting to violence.
He said, ‘If I happen to meet this young man (which I desire), I will advise him to link up with the Arewa youth, the Oduduwa group and the youths of the Niger Delta because all these people are agitating and they should together take on the political class which appear to have shown that they do not want Nigeria to move forward. They should understand that their future is being mortgaged. It’s not about secession or any ethnic stuff. We should be concerned about how we can make this country better based on unity and I believe that we can achieve more being together as a nation. To break a country involves so many things and many people will suffer in the process. I will rather we start with restructuring and let’s see how it goes and then we see whether we can now stay together or in future we go our separate ways.’
The respected cleric also criticized Buhari’s advisers and queried the recent NNPC appointments, among other things.