21st May, 2022
The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi has cancelled the church’s Global Crusade scheduled to hold in Aba, Abia State.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had advised Kumuyi to cancel the crusade in view of the rising insecurity in the Southeast.
“As there are currently some security challenges at the intended alpha location (Aba, Abia State, Nigeria), the Global Crusade Convener, Pastor (Dr) W.F. Kumuyi commiserates with our people in Abia State and will be praying along for God’s Divine Intervention,” Pastor James Akpofure said.
Akpofure, the Coordinating Overseer, United Arab Emirates, in a statement on behalf of the church, said the crusade would be moved to another location.
“This month, the Global Crusade themed “Jesus’ Power for Extraordinary Breakthrough” will be a celebration of one year Global evangelisation.
“Pastor W.F. Kumuyi is geared up and ready to give the Word, a series of ministrations for special blessings this season from the Lord, to millions of of participants from Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th, May 2022.
“There will also be music ministration by Jonathan White from the United States of America and a Special Global Worship Service on Sunday 29 May, 2022,” he said.
IPOB had last week called on Kumuyi to cancel his proposed Global Crusade in Aba, Abia State.
“Let him and the organisers of the crusade make sure that nothing happens. The security of this region is not good because of political and criminal activities, therefore we advise him to stop this crusade for security reasons.
“IPOB will not allow anyone to die because of this crusade scheduled to hold in Aba. The operation of criminals operating as unknown gunmen infiltrating the events is high and they will blame it on IPOB,” it said.
IPOB, however, asked Kumuyi to pray for an end to the insecurity in Biafra land if he could.