Pastor Akinosun commends Buhari for honouring Late Abiola, as Vice President Osinbajo visits CAC General Secretariat

By 'Gbenga Bankole

The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo paid a private visit to the President of Christ Apostolic Church (Worldwide), Pastor A. O. Akinosun at the Mission’s General Secretariat, Basorun, Ibadan on Friday, June 8, 2018.

The CAC President commended the Federal Government for her recent conferment of the highest honour in the land on Late Chief Moshood Olawale Abiola and the recognition of June 12 as a National Holiday for Democracy in Nigeria. 

He said this action will go a long way to healing the wound inflicted by the act of injustice of the past military government that annulled the freest and fairest election of June 12, 1993.

He also commended President Buhari on his dogged determination to fight the hydra-headed monster of corruption in Nigeria.

Pastor Akinosun urged the Federal Government not to rest on her oars in the area of security and make sure terrorism is totally exterminated in Nigeria.

"I want to urge President Buhari to continue with the fight against corruption. I will equally urge him to look into the complaint of his critics that the battle appears lop-sided. He should therefore balance the fight. Corruption is corruption, no matter the political colours of the culprit, every act of the corrupt affects the whole nation negatively. Therefore, let there be no sacred cow. Let the fight be total. In doing so, I pray that God would strengthen the hand of this government to do more exploit in Jesus' name."

"We are praying for this government to succeed in all its efforts to make this nation great again because we know that those in government are facing a daunting task. The dimensions these challenges present themselves are multifarious. It will take the grace of God and divine wisdom to tackle them," Pastor Akinosun noted.

While speaking on religious freedom, the Cleric said; "the government's romance with Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) made us to become curious to know what the organization stands for. We have been well educated that the OIC's main objectives are geared towards advancing Islam in all its member countries. We have further realised that the OIC prescribes that certain offices must be held by Muslims in all its members states. The offices are the headship of all the Armed Forces, the Police, the Customs, the Immigration and other security outfits."

"This is where we are alarmed because not only has Nigeria government of today met all these conditions, it has tacitly, by its inaction, lent credence to the view of those who were accusing her of foisting a religious agenda. The heads of those institutions today are not only Muslims, most of them come from one part of the country."

"I therefore want to appeal to the President to look at the composition of the headship of all our security agencies and let them reflect the federal character of the country in religious and geographical spread."

In response, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo commended Christ Apostolic Church for fervent prayers for the success of Buhari Administration and promised that the Federal Government would forge ahead to improve on her achievements so far.

Osinbajo denied the insinuation that Buhari has an Islamic agenda, challenging Christian leaders to also have Christianity agenda.

On fight against corruption, the Vice President said majority of those who are facing trials are APC members, adding that President Buhari is not partial in his fight against corruption.
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