By JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU
Amid lack of moves by the Federal Government to commence the process of appealing against the International Court of Justice judgment that ceded the oil rich Bakassi peninsular to Cameroon, the displaced people and religious men from the area are now seeking divine intervention to have their land back.
Representatives of Cross River State at the National Assembly, led by Senator Bassey Otu for Cross River South and Hon. Esien Ayi, Bakassi/Calabar South/Akpabuyo federal constituency, and other stakeholders had met the Presidency after what they described as fresh facts to commence the process of appeal against the ICJ verdict.
But the Presidency seems not convinced on why the case should be reopened. Now, the people have taken the matter to God seeking His intervention in what they described as injustice.
Speaking at a thanksgiving service to mark the 15th anniversary of the establishment of Ekondo Micro Finance Bank, a subsidiary of the Davandy Group, the General Superintendent of Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc, Bishop Enebong Ephraim said, “We have handed to the court of heaven issue on Bakassi.”
Eneobong, whose declaration of divine intervention drew a loud amen from the people, expressed dismay over the handling of the Bakassi case by the authorities, saying that even though no one could challenge the wisdom of the Supreme Court and that of the International Court of Justice, “there is one more court which has the final say over every mortal and issues.
That court is the court of heaven”.
He went on: “I stand here today to appeal Bakassi case and hand it over to the court of heaven. And let heaven decide. I am sure the decision of heaven will be superior to any other decision.
“I am declaring that Cross River State may be coming from behind, but we will overtake. It is not by might but by the power of the word of God. This shall be according to this declaration whether detractors and politicians like it or not.
“The will of God must be done in Cross River State. We may be the minority but from today we refused to carry the tag of minority. We are God’s people who must not be trampled upon anyhow”.