The spiritual head of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has been warned by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over his controversial comments about the Igbo race. The group in a statement made available to newsmen, cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in the 2011 election, Pastor Tunde Bakare against unguarded utterances about IPOB and the entire Igbo race.
The statement signed and handed to reporters by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, accused Apostle Suleman and Pastor Tunde Bakare of verbally attacking the Biafra agitators and the Igbo nation without cause.
It warned the Christian clerics to pay attention to their apostolic callings and desist from meddling in other affairs. Emma Powerful warned that not doing so by the clerics will attract consequences as IPOB and the Igbo nation would no longer tolerate their excesses.
According to the words of Emma Powerful; “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the command of our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the unprovoked verbal attack and ranting by Apostle Suleiman against IPOB and the enterprising Igbo nation. It is a puzzle that a man of God will abandon his calling and resort to attacking a nation without any cause. When has unguarded utterance against IPOB and the Igbo nation become part of Apostle Suleman’s calling?
“We don’t intend to join issues with Apostle Suleiman and his likes such as Pastor Tunde Bakare, but our message to them is very unambiguous. They should steer clear from any matter concerning IPOB or the great Igbo race. “Let them concentrate on their apostolic calling and restrain from unguarded utterances on subjects beyond them.
“We warn Apostle Suleiman and his likes to restrain from any comments on IPOB or Igbo nation as that will not be tolerated anymore. We don’t want to have issues with any man of God, and men of God should know their limits,” IPOB spokesman Emma Power stated.
Emma Powerful noted that Men of God in the bible days were never known for controversies, wondering why the Nigerian church leaders have chosen to deviate from their callings to meddle in other matters.
According to reports from our credible sources, Apostle Suleman claim Nigerians does not trust Igbos because they don’t support themselves. The cleric alleged that Igbos tear themselves down at any given opportunity. He stated further that if they successfully bring Biafra into existence it is an Igbo man that would end up destroying it.
Apostle Suleman referred to the emergence of an Igbo Senate President, Evan Enwerem whom he said was removed by another Igbo man, Chuba Okadigbo who was also replaced by Anyim Pius Anyim. The clergyman explained that someone who is cold-blooded enough to sell his brother will not be trusted by anyone.