Nothing justifies violence, bloodshed, life is sacred, don't destroy it - Uma Ukpai

By Editor on 15/10/2020

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The need to respect the sanctity of life, was the fulcrum of the admonition of Nigeria’s international evangelist and President of Uma Ukpai Evangelist Association, Rev (Dr) Uma Ukpai, to his compatriots, as he weighed in on the current crisis in the country.

The cleric, who said he had nobody in mind, but only expressing the general principle of life and extolling God’s injunction to mankind, said he was totally against any form of violent behaviour, no matter the circumstances.

Ukpai, who made this appeal during an interaction with newsmen recently, asserted that the fulcrum of the philosophy of non-violence was a personal practice of being harmless to one self and others under every condition.

Referring to the attitude of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who not only declared during his time in office that his ambition as a politician was not worth the drop of blood of any Nigerian, the international evangelist, said he was recommending such a philosophy to Nigerians high and low.

His words: “In the attempt to express yourself don’t harm anybody in whatever form. You can agitate and express your heart desires but don’t harm anybody. Let us value life, let us love one another, nobody can claim to be a leader if he does not love us and we need the evidence of that love.”

Specking passionately, he asserted that when you kill somebody and claim you love him or her, and you want to rule over him, that in itself is being dishonest.

Explaining further Rev Ukpai, who is the visitor of Uma Ukpai College of Business and Theology, stated that in the bid to struggle and express yourself, you might disagree but such disagreement must be laced with maturity and a show of love for one another.

He further stated that anybody who cannot tolerate the difference of opinion and other people’s views cannot be our leader.

The Reverend, who is the founder of King of Kings hospital and Uma Ukpai Polytechnic in Asaga, Ohafia in Abia State, described life as “greatly great,” reiterating the fact that nobody should be killed over any forms of disagreement because life was too precious to be wasted on the altar of all classification of differences.

He added that, in the struggle for self-expression nobody should be killed for whatever reasons.

“I have nobody in mind. I just have all of us in Nigeria in mind. Let nobody be wounded or killed. It doesn’t speak well of us as Africans. It makes the watching world think we don’t have value for human lifes and for each other,” he said.




Posted on October, 15 2020

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