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Enugu ‘witchcraft’ conference will hold, Christians can’t stop it – Organizer says

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Despite the cancellation of the booked venue for a witchcraft conference to be held in Enugu state, the organisers insist that they are proceeding as planned and will announce a new venue soon.

Director of the B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research, Professor Egodi Uchendu, in a WhatsApp message to Gistmania, said the protest and campaign by the Christian Association of Nigeria and Christian students in the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka will not deter them from holding the academic conference.

“Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right. CAN and others are free to express their opinions just like we have the freedom to have an academic conference on witchcraft”, Mrs Uchendu, a professor of history said.

“I’m delighted that the conference is generating the debate it should across the nation. Nigerians should look critically into the subject of the conference and identify how it’s impeding our national existence and personal experience”.

She absolved the UNN of blame for the cancellation of the booking for Energy Centre, as venue for the conference, billed to begin 26 November.

She said the centre is owned by the Federal Government and is domiciled in the UNN.

Prof Uchendu said; “UNN DID NOT deny us use of Energy Centre. Energy Centre did. Energy Centre is a Federal organ domiciled in UNN. It’s not controlled by UNN. Their decision to deny us their venue may not even be known to UNN”.

The conference on witchcraft has generated controversy since it was announced that it would take place in UNN Nsukka.

Students, believing that witches and wizards would descend on UNN, during the conference, printed posters decrying the plan.

They were joined by the Christian Association of Nigeria, which escalated the opposition and urged Christians in the South East zone to embark on prayers to dissuade the organisers from holding the conference.

Chairman of CAN in the South-East zone, Bishop Dr Goddy Okafor demanded that the programme be called off immediately.

Okafor said; “I call on all Heads of Blocks, State Chairmen and other Stakeholders of Christian Association of Nigeria South-East Zone to take up aggressive prayers against the planned convention of Witches and Wizards slated to hold on November 26 at UNN.

“This convention is not of God and must not hold in Jesus name. Exodus 22:18 says, ‘Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live’.

“I hereby direct, all Christian Churches in South East of Nigeria to take up lamentation and pray against this evil movement in all our churches this coming Sunday.

“I also call upon all Christian Campus Fellowship Groups and other Christian Students’ Associations to join in this effort and stand up for JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD against this evil development in South East Of NIGERIA.”

 
 
10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Isaac Babasola

    November 29, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Yes this is what we have been waiting for this conference will open our eyes to how we have been subject of manipulations all these years.
    We were producing first class students in various fields yet we find it difficult to produce a pin which we can call our own. To me i see it as a scientific conference so people should stop Changing it to a religious matter after all what has Christianity offered us on the average is it not fetishism under the disguise of worshipping God here in Nigeria.

  2. Tsafa Daniel

    November 26, 2019 at 9:55 am

    this is an academic exercise that should be encourage. I wont hesitate to attend if i have the opportunity.

    • Inye

      November 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      May God have mercy on us in Jesus name amen

  3. jemma

    November 26, 2019 at 12:02 am

    the blood of Jesus Christ shall enter into their camps and scatter them in Jesus name Amen

  4. Okechukwu ifeanyi

    November 25, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    God in control ooo

  5. Daniel

    November 25, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Any program of such shall not stand IN JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN AMEN AND AMEN, FIRE. ISAIAH 7 VS 7.

  6. udezukaikechukwu@gmail.com

    November 25, 2019 at 9:55 am

    it’s written down that you have a right to be what ever you want to become in this life on your own, free to live your life as you wish to, follow any road you choose to follow up with, but remember that one thing is for sure, (and this death,) when Mr death come around where is your soul going to. hell which is real, or heaven which is also real?. who is going to save your soul from restrictions, the second death in hell fire.may we received Grace to overcome second death in the name of Jesus Christ. amen.

  7. Ogochukwu

    November 24, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    God is on his throne he knows what it will happen on that day in name of jesus amen

  8. Iroyinayomide

    November 24, 2019 at 11:05 am

    The issue is found of contrast as the intentions of the facilitators not adequately underlined, is the purported conference targeted on academic averment or a proposed conference of people with such demonic power and spirit? Here lies my question

    • Abdullahi Shittu

      November 24, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      Whatever the case, this shall hold. Everyone has equal right.

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