PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COORDINATOR, PRAYER FORCE NETWORK.
Our attention as executive and members of the PRAYER FORCE NETWORK has been drawn to what is happening in the Tangale nation of Gombe state and as peace lovers, promoters and makers we will never fold our arms while the nation boils because part of our mandate is to make peace with all people and all nations.
Reliable information available to us has it that the selection process for the Mai Tangale stool was smooth, successful and peaceful and a winner has emerged but the declaration of the winner is still being unnecessarily withheld for political or religious reasons or both.
We wish to remind the government of Gombe state that ” injustice breeds violence” as such, there is need to allow the will of the people to prevail.
We are all witnesses to how suppression of the will of the people has triggered crisis in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
The country is facing series of crisis in all parts and every right thinking person is expected to find a way out and not to add to the existing tension in the land.
In as much as we do not support or encourage violence for whatever reason, this is a clarion call on the government to tow the path of peace, justice and equity not to add to the already existing chaos in all states of the federation.
The palpable tension in the Tangale nation of Gombe state calls for worry that is why as a body we sincerely appeal to the government of Gombe state and all stakeholders to quickly declare the RIGHTFUL winner of the Mai Tangale stool to avert impending danger that will breach the relative peace that the state has been enjoying.
While we appeal to the Tangale youths and other concerned parties to be patient and peaceful, we also call on the president and commander in chief of the armed forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to come to the rescue before the situation degenerates.
Amb. John Pofi, JP
National Coordinator, Prayer Force Network.
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