By Esseh Ikora
The chairman of the Akwa Ibom state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ndueso Ekwere have alleged that the present Executive Committee (EXCO) inherited an empty treasury from the former EXCO led by Arch Bishop Cletus Bassey in-spite of the N100 million donated to association by former Governor Godswill Akpabio.
Ekwere who made the disclosure at a News briefing on Monday, also alleged that the land donated by the former governor had not been developed because of lack of funds and perfection of documentation.
“We are yet to see the N100 million donated to us by former Governor Godswill Akpabio. Since we came into office, we set up a committee to review the land and take proper ownership. Even if we will have offices at the International worship centre as promised by the state governor, we still need the land for investment purposes,” he said.
The chairman who expressed disappointment at the series of violence and killings of Christians all over the country, called on Churches not to fold their arms and watch while Christians were being murdered every day.
He condemned the herdsmen killings stressing that never in the history of this country had Christians been so marginalized and relegated to the background in terms of appointment and contracts.
“The Church must move on to do what it is supposed to do in order to curtail the killing of Christians that is going in the country. Never in the history of this nation have Christians been so marginalized and relegated to the background” Ekwere said.
He charged the Church to ensure that members got voters card, saying it is the only weapon the Church had to vote out unrighteous people from office.
He commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for the peace and stability so far enjoyed in the state and urged him to maintain the tempo in the state.