The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Center, DIGC, Paul Enenche has declared that Nigeria and other countries in the continent cannot afford to engage in a war right now.
In a video clip shared on his official Twitter handle on Monday, the fiery man of God, who was reacting to the coup in Niger Republic, said Nigerians are already having enough crises bedeviling them.
DAILY POST recalls that in an effort to restore Niger to democratic government after the junta seized power in July, the Economic Community Of West African States, ECOWAS had mulled military intervention in the country.
The decision of the leaders of the regional bloc had stimulated controversy and tension in Nigeria as the junta in Burkina Faso, Mali joined forces with Niger and vowed to attack Nigeria if the country’s military intervened in Niger.
Reacting to the development, Pastor Enenche, while leading the congregation in a special prayer for Africa, said the continent does not need war.
Speaking on leadership in African countries, the man of God alleged that while some leaders came into power via a coup with bullet, others used the coup of ballot papers.
He said, “We are going to pray to God to bring peace in Africa. We are hearing of coups here and their. Whether the coup of the ballot or the coup of the bullet.
“It’s about people who came to power involving a coup of the bullet while some came in through a coup of the ballot. To Some, it is a coup of the ballot backed with the bullet. The aim of all of these is crisis and bloodsheds.
“We reject war on the continent. The people are already suffering enough. Terrorism is enough, the poverty and shortages are enough. War cannot join.
“People are already facing all manner of pains, war cannot be part of our problems right now”.
We refuse war and reject war in Africa.
We refuse violence and bloodshed in our continent! We ask for Peace!!!
Do not cease praying for Nigeria and this continent. #Declaration #prayer #nigeria #africa #peace #notowar pic.twitter.com/6rJqIA0dcv
— Dr Paul Enenche (@drpaulenenche) August 14, 2023