CSO knocks group demanding Pastor Enenche’s arrest

CSO knocks group demanding Pastor Enenche's arrest


By Christian George

A Civil Society Organisation, Global Network for Sustainable Development, has frowned at groups calling for the arrest of Pastor Paul Enenche as such can threaten national security.

The National Coordinator of GNSD, Mr Phil Roberts, said this in Abuja on Friday, adding that such call could create a society where citizens live in perpetual fear and bondage.

Mr Robert advised that such groups should stop further acts of public incitements against the person of Dr Paul Enenche, reiterating that their actions so far are tantamount to a gross abuse of his fundamental human rights as a free citizen.

According to him, “a certain provocative and inconsequential call by a faceless self-acclaimed Civil Society group, Centre for Social and Economic Rights for the arrest of Dr Paul Enenche and Pastor Sarah Omakwu is such that threaten national security .

“The fact that they make such calls especially regarding the arrest of Dr Paul Enenche in particular, in spite of the fact that he is not the only one calling for electoral probity and justice, makes their motive questionable.”

According to NAN, other renowned clerics from both Islamic and Christian faiths drew the attention of the government to the irregularities that characterised the recent elections.

The group views the call for the prosecution of the religious leader as antithetical to democracy and freedom of speech, adding that such groups represent the worst enemy of the Nigerian nation as they are out to sabotage the efforts of both the state and the citizens in building a more tolerant, progressive and inclusive society.

Roberts further advised that groups seeking for Enenche’s arrest should desist as any further attempt would be seen as a deliberate and willful provocation, aggression and assault against his person.