Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has been advised to resist the blackmail from the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) by not approving the conduct of Easter Servce in Ondo State churches.
In a press statement by the organisation’s spokesman, Afenifere sees the Governor’s new gesture as succumbing to blackmail from religious leaders who should know better.
“We are of the view that the religious leaders on their own shouid 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.”
” Mr 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.”