The Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma, popularly known as Ebube Muonso, has pleaded with the Federal Government to grant amnesty to the detained leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
He described the incarceration of Kanu as an injustice and inequity from the government.
The clergyman said that addressing various critical issues like injustice, marginalisation and others which fuel the urge to secede would have far-reaching effect than holding other people captive.
Obimma took the anti-corruption war of the Buhari-led Federal Government to the cleaners over alleged lopsidedness.
He spoke at the end of a 33-day prayer session with the theme: “My Year of Divine Enthronement” organised by his ministry. The event was allegedly attended by about 1.5 million participants across the globe.
He preached from 9pm to 9am and attended to over 600 participants after the prayer session.
Two deaf and dumb participants: Paul Ukachukwu and Bernard Mmaduka, said that they received their healing as they could hear and speak.
Obimma said: “The President (Buhari) is partial in his anti-corruption war. For him, the politicians in the ruling APC are saints but the ones in the PDP, APGA, and other political parties are corrupt. Let there be equality; let love lead Nigeria.”
Obimma, a Catholic Priest with Onitsha Archdiocese and Parish Priest of Blessed Iwene Tansi Parish, Umudioka, Dunukofia in Anambra State, lamented that with the exchange rate of the dollar to Naira worsening daily, Nigerians were finding it very difficult to afford the basic requirements of life even as many industries and businesses are have shut down.
He continued: “My message is for our country Nigeria whereby some people are under oppression. We say we’re one Nigeria but that’s only in words. I am advocating for equity, justice, and fairness.
“And again, God has absolute power; holding other people captives just like Nnamdi Kanu who is languishing in prison. And everybody is passive about that even Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Injustice is injustice.
“I pray that the Federal Government will grant him (Kanu) amnesty. As you can see, there is hunger in the land. The President and others should alleviate hunger in the land. The people are dying daily. Prices of goods are skyrocketing. As a priest, I’m not happy when I see my flock suffer,” he stressed.