Ukpai Calls For 200 Days of Fasting
Founder of the 48 years old Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association, Rev. Uma Ukpai, has called on christians in Nigeria to seek the face of God in a 200 days of fasting, to combat the incessant killings and attacks by fulani herdsmen across the nation.
He told members of the Correspondent Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Wednesday that it is unfair that Christians in the country are treated like minoritiesdespite their numerous contribution to the growth and development of the country.
According to him, the only solution to the recent upsurge of killing of Christians in parts of Northern Nigeria by alleged herdsmen is for believers in the country to sacrifice their food for 200 days and pray against the carnage.
“The frequent killing of Christians by people alleged to be herdsmen is like telling us that cows are now more valuable than Christians. But I maintain that nobody is supposed to lose his life because of cows. It is painful that cows are now preferred.
“The solution is for all believers in the country to give up their dinner for 200 nights and pray for God to fight for them and it will work. Let us ask God to fight for us and He will,” he said.
He regretted that most Christians in the country remain ignorant of God’s abilities through prayer and also doubt the capacity and anointing of men of God saying that “though we are equal in fellowship but we are not equal in anointing.”
The evangelist also described as unfortunate excuses by government at all levels in Nigeria on why they have been unable to meet up with the challenges of the masses.
According to him, “A man of excuse is a man of failure and as long as the government cannot take care of our challenges then there is no future for the country.”
He said that Nigerians should not expect anything good from the general elections next year because “The incoming leaders will still be corrupt because the entire system is corrupt. The solution to a credible leadership is however for everyone above the age of 25 to retire from active politics because they all have eaten the poisoned apple and not fit to rule.”
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