PDP CHIEFTAIN CONDEMNS BOMBING
A chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra and a former presidential candidate in the 2007 elections, Rev Emma Obianagha has joined millions of Nigerians to condemn the recent suicide bombing that rocked the Police headquarters in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
He said Nigeria, as a nation with the passion for peace and unity and a great tolerance for religion and ethnicity doesn't deserve such cruel act of terrorism. 'Nigeria is today regarded as Africa's fighter of peace and again we are one of the most religious people on earth and as I know we are not in enmity with any country so why should they attack us this way?'
The man of God who maintained that suicide bombers have no cause to address by destroying lives and property urged those who are opposed to western institution to come up with their own ideas before Nigerians rather than go about with destruction of lives. 'Nigerians today are much more interested to learn and consequently I am sure that if any body or group comes up with new ideas good enough to their thinking and way of live before them, they would give audience and patronage. 'One philosopher said that people could believe everything, which they view, as good and capable of uplifting their lives. So bombing is not the way to seek redress or champion a cause for change,' he said.
Obianagha while condemning the act urged those who are after political change in states or region to embrace dialogue, nothing that dialogue is the ultimate way for addressing any grievance.
Obianagha who recently bagged the Henry Dunant Gold Merit Award for Service to Humanity from the Red Cross Society, Anambra State chapter, described the amnesty programme offered the religious group, Boko Haram as a welcome development, calling for more efforts from the security agencies in tackling the Boko Haram issue once and for all.
He called on Christians all over to intensify prayers for the growth and peace of the country.