Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has urged the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi to ignore threats by separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and go ahead with his planned crusade in Aba, Abia State.

IPOB had days warned Kumuyi to perish the thought of a crusade in Aba, saying that the security of attendants was not guaranteed.

But COSEYL in a press statement signed by its President General, Mr Goodluck Ibem said there was nothing like security threats, and that the people of the city need gospel and we are ready to listen to Kumuyi.

The press release read in part: “We call on the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi to ignore the warning of Emma Powerful, spokesman of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, urging him to cancel his crusade in South East based on security concerns.

“In South East, politicians, political parties are organising their campaigns, people are doing burial ceremonies to bury their love ones, white wedding and traditional weddings are going on and Emma Powerful did not tell them not to do their programmes and same person is warning the General Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church not to go ahead with his crusade. Something is really fishy in his statement.

“We are really surprised how Emma Powerful became so concerned about Pastor Kumuyi’s security. Kumuyi is a Man of God protected by the Most High God. It is not the business of anyone to worry about how Almighty God protests his servants. For Emma Powerful to suddenly ask the Man of God to call off his scheduled crusade leaves much to be desired.”

The group said Powerful may not understand the import of his statement by stopping Kumuyi from coming to South East.

They said such statement was capable of causing serious friction between the South East and the South West.

“We call on Emma Powerful not to make such statement next time concerning a man of God, serving the Almighty God.

“We call on Pastor William Kumuyi to disregard the statement by Emma Powerful and come to South East to preach the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ to our people.

“South East is very safe. Businessmen and women have been coming to do their business without any molestation whatsoever. We call on Emma Powerful to leave Christianity alone and concentrate on his agitation for Biafra,” he said.

Group urges Kumuyi to shun IPOB threat, hold Aba crusade