#EndSARS: Femi Adesina blames churches and mosques

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020, Under: News

#EndSARS: Femi Adesina blames churches and mosques

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Advertising, has accused churches and mosques, as well as some sections of the media, of promoting hate messages.

He added that the #EndSARS movement was a vehicle for spreading hate messages.

A presidential spokesman said in an article entitled “If Nigeria dies, hatred will kill her.”

Adesina wrote: “The EndSARS campaign began as an unanimous campaign against police brutality. And suddenly he became a means of hatred. Against the leadership, against national unity, the opportunity to settle political scores and in the same way prepare for the seizure of power in 2023. Hatred came into play. ”

Several influential clerics, including the head overseer of the Christian Church of God Saved Pastor Enoch Adeboya, have openly expressed their support for the #EndSARS protests, even though the RCCG posted videos and stories of some of its young victims of persecution. by the police.

However, Adesina said many churches and mosques used the campaign to spread ideas of hatred and division.

A presidential spokesman added: “When everything boils over in outright display of hatred, it is the culmination of negative feelings and tendencies. They come in constant negative social media posts that generate and fuel hatred.

“He delivers hateful messages from the pulpit as if it were a message of love that Jesus Christ conveyed to his followers. From overly critical messages during jumat service. From radio and television programs in which vomiting of bile. From talk shows turned into government herring, newspaper articles and columns specifically designed to foment and stir up dissent, and the like.

“In the end, it all builds up in hatred that finds expression in real causes, such as the EndSARS campaign. When everything boils, they leave behind sadness, tears and blood, as we have seen. And who is suffering? Whole country. Who is bleeding? Nigeria.”

Adesina said that young people’s campaigning against injustice and oppression suddenly took on a diverse nature.

He added that the separatists went undercover and began to promote their cause, seeking the disintegration of the country.

“Those who were defeated in the 2015 and 2019 elections also stepped in and demanded their pound of flesh in preparation for their return to power in 2023,” the presidential aide said.

Adesina was shocked by the sudden turn of events that led to murders and destruction of state property.

Taking another look at the religious institutions, he wrote: “Many circles show hatred towards Nigeria, its government and people at all times. It comes from churches, mosques, professional activists and agitators, interest groups, some elements of the media, so-called analysts who never see anything good, and so on and so forth. “

Adesina said the president, Major General Muhammadu Bukhari (retired), discussed with him how impressed he was with then Inspector General of Police Solomon Araze and the reforms he was undertaking at the institution.

However, he did not say why Bukhari was unable to renew Arace’s term, despite his successes.

A spokesman for the president added: “The president told me what impression he made on Araz and how he regrets that this man spent almost a year with him. Then he told me about his dream police and how he wished he had someone to make the dream a reality.

“So when the president said in a speech to protesters last week that a comprehensive police reform was coming, I knew what he meant. If only we would be patient and allow him to comply with the protesters’ five-point request that he accepted. But, alas, the protest took on a different shade and character, different from the original concept and direction.

Source: – Punchng