“Pastor Enenche Must Be Arrested”: DSS Receives Renewed Call From Civil Society Group

“Pastor Enenche Must Be Arrested”: DSS Receives Renewed Call From Civil Society Group

  • The CSER has again called on the DSS to arrest Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre over his comment on the 2023 presidential election
  • The group alleged that the cleric has been engaging in misinformation, falsehood and incitement that threaten the country's democracy
  • CSER warned individuals to desist from acts that could cripple the country's democracy, noting that laws govern the electoral process

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The Centre for Social and Economic Rights (CSER), a civil society organisation, has renewed the call for the arrest and interrogation of the lead pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Pastor Paul Enenche.

CSER alleged that the cleric has been making repeated threats to the country's democracy and national security using falsehood, incitement, lies and misinformation, and condemnable tweets, PM News reported.

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Group asks DSS to arrest Pastor Paul Enenche over inciteful comments. Photo Credit: Paul Enenche

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Nelson Ekujumi, the organisation's executive director, in a statement on Wednesday, March 8, lamented about the cleric's activities.

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The statement reads in part:

“We are pained, traumatised and demand to know why Mr. Enenche is being treated like a sacred cow who has unlimited and untouchable right to threaten our democracy and national security with comments, messages and tweets which are irresponsible, insensitive, reckless, provocative and a desecration of the Temple."

The group maintained that Nigeria's democracy was premised on its constitution and its elections were governed by the laws.

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It added that anyone who submitted to participate in the election and their followers must respect the laws wherever they are placed if they are found not complying with the laws of the land.

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The group then warned against falsehood, calumny, blackmail, misinformation, lies and incitement that threaten national security and topple democracy to project personal political interest.

The CSER had earlier called on the Department of State Service (DSS) to arrest and interrogate the cleric over his comment on the 2023 presidential election.

Enenche is one of the religious leaders that endorsed Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party, in the 2023 presidential election.

Presidential Result: APC calls arrest of Melaye, Momodu, and Enenche over incitement

Legit.ng earlier reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council has called on the inspector general of police, Usman Alkali-Baba, to arrest the spokespersons of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dino Melaye and Dele Momodu.

In a statement by the media adviser of the council, Dele Alake, on Monday, February 27, the campaign council also urged the security agency to arrest Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis Ministry Internation over incitement of violence.

Source: Legit.ng

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