The leader of the Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, Prophet Solomon Alao, has urged the Federal Government to exercise caution in their engagement with opposition parties and their presidential candidates. Give opposition parties fair trial, don’t arrest – Prophet Alao Warns FG
In his Easter message, the clergyman specifically warned against the arrest of Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed. He emphasized that such actions could cause further polarization in the country and lead to a scenario similar to that of 1964.
Prophet Alao called on the government to reassure opposition parties that they would receive a fair trial in court, where they had gone to challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential election. He also advised Peter Obi to caution his supporters against making enemies for him by being mindful of their utterances and social media posts.
The clergyman stressed the importance of impartiality in adjudicating political cases before the judiciary, noting that the judiciary has a role to play in stabilizing the country. He urged the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be magnanimous in victory and to ensure that his spokespersons refrain from overheating the polity. Give opposition parties fair trial, don’t arrest – Prophet Alao Warns FG.
Prophet Alao highlighted the essence of Easter, which is to show love and sacrifice, as demonstrated by Jesus Christ. He urged religious leaders to continue praying for peace and stability in Nigeria.
In his message, the prophet expressed concern over the level of polarization in the country, stressing the need for the Federal Government to engage opposition parties in a more diplomatic and constructive manner. He cautioned that any attempt to arrest and prosecute Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed on treason charges could further escalate tensions and cause unrest in the country.
He also urged political supporters to be mindful of their actions and statements, especially on social media, to avoid creating unnecessary enemies for their candidates. He advised LP supporters to channel their grievances through legal means and to desist from advocating for military or interim governments. Give opposition parties fair trial, don’t arrest – Prophet Alao Warns FG.
Furthermore, he called on the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to govern with magnanimity and to consider the interests of all Nigerians, regardless of their political affiliations. He reminded Tinubu’s spokespersons to be cautious in their public statements to avoid heating up the political atmosphere.
The Prophet emphasized the importance of the judiciary in stabilizing the country by being impartial in adjudicating political cases. He urged religious leaders to continue praying for peace and stability in Nigeria, and called on all Nigerians to make necessary sacrifices to save the country from sliding into chaos.