EASTER: AFENIFERE BLASTS AKEREDOLU, CHRISTIAN LEADERS ON CELEBRATION
The Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere has hit out at the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu and Christian leaders in the sunshine state for succumbing to pressure from Christian leaders to allow church service to hold on Easter Sunday. This was contained in a statement credited to the Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin and obtained by Goalpoachernews.
“Akeredolu Must Resist Easter Blackmail
It has come to our attention that Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu has approved the conduct of Easter Servce in Ondo State churches after a meeting with Ondo State CAN.”
“Afenifere sees this as succumbing to blackmail from religious leaders who should know better.
We are of the view that the religious leaders on their own should have cancelled Easter Service on their own at a time that even the Pope is holding online service on palm Sunday.”
“Since it now appears they are the ones putting pressure on the Governor to put the health of the people in jeopardy, we call on Arakunrin Akeredolu to lead them and not to allow them to mislead him”
“We were miffed when we heard that Katsina was going to allow Jumat Service on Friday in jeopardy of public health but did not think similar thing woujd happen in our backyard.
Mt Governor , kindly reconsider the decision.
To all Christians in the state we say :you will celebrate many Easters inside church if Jesus tarries but do everything to keep yourselves alive from this pandemic currently ravaging.”