The youth organizations, numbering eleven, at their meeting held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Abuja, condemned the activities of the Sowore-led group for taking its campaign to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office through its “Buhari must go” protest to the church.
The meeting, which was convened by gospel music minister and youth development activist, Amb. Phil Roberts also condemned the alleged “evil plot by the self-acclaimed human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore
to destabilize the church by staging a political protest in Dunamis Church on Sunday, 4th July 2021.”
Recall that five ‘Buhari-Must-Go’ protesters were last Sunday reportedly arrested by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) during a church service at Dunamis International Gospel Centre, along Airport Road, Abuja.
Sowore had alleged the protesters were apprehended and handed over to the DSS by officials of the church, an allegation the church promptly rebuffed.
In a communique issued at the end of the meeting, the youths resolved to call on all youth bodies to dissociate themselves from politics of religion and ethnicity, bearing in mind that religion and ethnicity will only fuel needless tension and pull us farther apart as a people.
The group stated that Sowore’s continued tirades against the church is part of his desperate ploy to whip up sentiment, sway public opinion, elicit public sympathy, all with the heinous intention for blackmail.
“We condemn in totality, the campaign of calumny and media war being waged against the church by Sowore and his cohorts. Even though the DSS admitted to arresting the boys, Sowore remains brazenly relentless in his evil campaign to smear the name of the church and the revered man of God.
“Come to think of it, what could have been the rationale behind his leading a protest against the government to a church? Is the church the seat of government? Who is Sowore protesting against, the church or the government? We implore everyone to critically look into the above questions and satisfy their conscience with balanced and objective answers via a vis what sowore and his people have being posting online.
” As youths, we identify with the collective yearning for positive change and leadership transformation in our land, but we also believe in orderly and civilized engagement in the quest for change. Sowore’s congenital disposition to delinquency, lawlessness, rascality and venality detracts from our collective hope and aspiration for honest, sincere, and transparent leadership. Sowore’s Mephistophelian quest for fame remains the only driver of his actions even against reason, public interest and progress.
“His conducts are often at variance with the interest of the very people he is ostensibly fighting for. We won’t be cowered into embracing anarchy in our quest for change, and so, the youths should avoid the societal plague called Sowore. People like him should be avoided and denigrated, not embraced and celebrated.
“We draw the attention of church leaders to rise up to the occasion and speak for the church so as not to allow an uncultured, irreligious political delinquent, sustain his unwarranted attacks on the church. He should not be allowed to infest Christian youths with his moral degeneracy, political rascality and ethical bankruptcy.
The youths, who said they were shocked that Sowore was still prowling around causing more havocs even while he has many unending cases in courts on account of his antecedent recklessness, crookedness and waywardness, called on the Nigerian government to call him to order.