By Ralph Madugu
The Vision Pioneer of the Throneroom Ministry, Apostle Emmanuel Nuhu Kure, has resigned both of his positions as the co-chair and member, House of Kaduna Family-Kaduna State Peace Commission.
He stated that his resignation was premised on recent comments contained in a video credited to the immediate past Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-rufai, which attracted widespread backlash within the public space.
In a letter addressed to the Executive Vice Chairman, Kaduna State Peace Commission, dated June 8, 2023, Apostle Kure said, “In the backdrop of the viral video statement credited to His Excellency, the now defunct Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-rufai (which he is yet to openly deny) in which he openly thanked one religion over the other and explained why his government discriminated against one side and his wish that the Muslim-Muslim ticket and religion be entrenched as the sole ruler over Nigeria, which is contrary to my belief and the fairness that my faith teaches me and that, I think, the Peace Commission stands for.
“I hereby tender my resignation as both Co-chair and Member of this laudable Committee because it is clear that we were set-up to serve a diversionary interest and that we were not meant to succeed. This may explain why the governor never executed any of our suggestions from our several parleys with him.
“In cannot in good conscience serve in a committee that will promote the disharmony, and the further disintegration of our great nation. More so, it is clear that this explains why he arbitrarily proscribed Attyap Development Association to send warning to other associations in Southern Kaduna that same fate awaits them if they try to bring the plight of Southern Kaduna people to the rest of the world.”
While assuring that he would continue to be a “bridge” between Muslims and Christians in Southern Kaduna and the whole nation, the Throneroom Trust Ministry Vision Pioneer said he would be available to serve in any capacity that would forge the unity of Nigeria.
Apostle Kure, who thanked the Peace Commission for the opportunity given him to serve closely with Muslim leaders, added that he would always respect them and the sacrifices the Commission made to ensure the return of peace and assure the people of the integrity of government.
“I commend the maturity and hardwork of the leadership of the Peace Commission from the Chairman, to the Vice Chairman and all the Secretariat staff in their sincere work for peace.
“My prayer is that the current government will do things to heal the wounds that this grave statement has brought to Southern Kaduna people and its inappropriate message to all Christians in Nigeria.
“I also pray that the Federal Government will find a way of discountenancing his views in other to maintain peace and mutual trust between the religions in the country. May God raise for us leaders who will truly help us find true peace.”