The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has urged the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to reconsider the plan to shut down the South-East over the continued detention of its leader Nnamdi Kanu.
PFN fears that the shut down may affect the coming November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
This is according to the Enugu State Chairman of PFN, Bishop Goddy Madu who spoke at a special prayer rally in Enugu for God’s intervention in the South-East.
According to him, any attempt to stop the election would throw up anarchy which would not be in the interest of the people.
Madu said, “Boycotting Anambra election is a call to anarchy because in a democratic setting, when you block elections, you give room for all manner of crises.
“You are agitating for something, but you are using the wrong key to open the right door, you will end up sweating for nothing.
“The call (sit-at-home) is using the wrong key to open the right door and it is not going to work out, because if the election did not hold, the governor by the constitution will not stay in office beyond one day.
“The dream of the Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami will come to pass, which is call for a state of emergency and then under such situation, it will no more be democratic setting.”
On insecurity in the country, he said, “All the forests in northern Nigeria and some forests in the South are now being occupied by bandits. The implication is that the country is in a state of terror, even governors now go with Armored Personnel Carrier; what then is the fate of the common man?”