Rev. Uma Ukpai Berates Agitators for Biafra State

A renowned Evangelist and the President of Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association, Rev. Uma Ukpai, has condemned those groups agitating for Biafra, describing them as unpatriotic.

It would be recalled that the groups championing the agitations are the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Brafra, and the Indigenous People of Biafra (ipob).

The clergy made this statement on Tuesday while fielding questions from newsmen in Uyo on his position on the recent moves by the two groups.

According to him, any one agitating for Biafra at this point, goes to show the level of his or her madness, adding however that everybody is mad, the difference is in the level of madness.

“There will always be crazy people, even when people are seen to be normal. Whoever is agitating for Biafra shows the level of his madness, but everybody is mad, the difference is the level of your madness” he said.

 He however stressed that it was normal and proper for every zone to be given the chance to lead, adding that the South East has not led Nigeria before.

He also gave an assessment of Nigeria saying that he was disappointed that at 60, there are still divisive elements wanting to tear the country apart.

According to him until we begin to love one another and respect one another, we would not make any meaningful progress.

“In Nigeria we are all in a hurry to reach where we are going to, so much so that we have no regards for others, no time for others and no love for others.”

“As a nation, until we love one another, we cannot notice one another, only when we love that which we have, that we can develop. But in Nigeria, we don’t care whether others eat or not. If we have no respect for one another, it also mean we don’t care whether others exist or not” he noted.

On restructuring and the controversies it generates, Ukpai said “I don’t think that he (Adeboye) is not entitled to his opinion. He is a man of God, and he must have seen what happened during the civil war, which would guide him in the deductions he made. But to me everybody is entitled to his opinion.”

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