EndSARS: Apostle Suleman to observe minute silence for victims, Sam Adeyemi backs protesters
The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) International, Apostle Johnson Suleman has reiterated his support for the #EndSARS protests, promising to take the message to his Auchi, Edo State-based church.
He said in a tweet on Saturday that he would observe a minute silence for the victims of the atrocities committed by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) before his Sunday sermon.
The fiery preacher advised other pastors to do the same.
Suleman tweeted, “Tomorrow morning before preaching, I shall be having a moment of silence for everyone who has unjustly been killed by SARS. I advise all pastors to do the same…#EndSars”
Another popular preacher, Sam Adeyemi equally took to Twitter to urge protesters not to relent until their demands were met.
Adeyemi, the Senior Pastor of Lagos-based Daystar Christian Centre, wrote, “It is totally unacceptable for the police to fire teargas at young citizens attending non-violent #ENDSARS protests. We cannot sustain the idea that the voice of the African youth is not to be heard.
“To our young citizens, please continue to speak. Please speak as leaders, not as victims. Leaders respond, victims react. Press the point to negotiate for a win/win. The police/public officer is also sometimes a victim of a warped system. Change everything. #ENDSARS
“We are not going to be leaders tomorrow, we are leaders already. Leaders lead with vision and broad perspective. #ENDSARS is a beachhead. The war is bigger. Have a clear picture of a developed Nigeria. Push for a change in values and in the power equation.
“I appeal to leaders in government and the police force, please listen and respond. #ENDSARSNOW as a courageous commitment to change. When people are not heard, they raise their voices. This is a generational opportunity to move 200m people, mostly youths, to achieve development.
“The mean age in Africa is 19.5 years, but the mean age of Presidents is 62 years (The Brookings Institution, Foresight Africa Report 2019). We need interpreters between the generations. The world has changed and political leaders need to know this and to lead with good advice.
“Building a developed economy is inevitable. Let citizens prosper through land reforms, electoral reforms, change of constitution, devolution of power, world class education, infrastructural development, access to capital, etc. #ENDSARS
“Creating or providing these require courageous leadership. Let’s do it. God bless Nigeria. God bless Africa. #ENDSARS”