CAN Blasts Sowore, “Buhari-Must-Go” Agitators for Turning Church to Political Arena

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*Says Invasion of Dunamis Church Ungodly

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Monday condemned in strong terms, the invasion of Dunamis Gospel International Centre, Abuja by some youths protesting against the government while the Sunday service was ongoing recently.

Their actions were ungodly, unbiblical, unacceptable, unprecedented, reprehensible and provocative. We wondered what could have led those misguided youths to turn a place of worship to a political arena.

According to reports which we received from the Church, which corroborated our findings, some youths came to the Church premises on Sunday, July 4, 2021 wearing branded T-shirts with the inscription “BUHARI MUST GO” and participated in the first of the three services conducted.

The Church denied that the protesters were arrested when they came out to answer the altar call and were handed over to the Department of State Service operatives.

According to the Church, “No one questioned the legality or otherwise of the inscription on their T-shirts during the altar call. However, soon after their departure from the altar, they swung into protest blaring trumpets and saxophones right from the exit door of the church. At the same time, the event was being covered and live-streamed with the background shots of the church building and those of the thronging crowd, both exiting and entering the sanctuary for the next service. The live streaming had the caption: ‘BUHARI MUST GO Campaign Hits Dunamis Church in Abuja’. This is an embarrassment to the genuine worshipers and the Church leadership.

If the DSS operatives truly arrested some of them as was reported, their sponsors should settle that with the security agency instead of threatening the assaulted Church with fire and brimstone. While we are not against any peaceful protest but the venue for such a protest shouldn’t be the church premises, a place of worship. What happened on that day was unprecedented in the history of the Church in the country. Whenever we direct churches to embark upon any peaceful protest, within

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