Another cleric, Dr. Polycarp Sunday, who is the Supreme Primate of the World Council of Bishops, His Eminence, Archbishop Dr. Polycarp Sunday, has also kicked against the application of the Company and Allied Matters Act, CAMA, to churches.
The World Council of Bishops labelled the CAMA law as an illegality.
“The Church as a Bride of Christ is first Spiritual in ALL and will never and must not be subjected to carnality, but God’s Holy Word, the Bible as her basic principle and constitution, thus, anything or policies, be it government, organizational or individual, that is inconsistent with God’s Holy Word is unconstitutional and illegal,” Bishop Sunday said in a statement he released on Tuesday.
“As the Church of Jesus Christ draws her ALL from the Bible, not laws made by man or humans.”
The Bishop went on to say that Nigeria as a nation under democracy is safeguarded by constitutional provisions, “where the inalienable rights of its citizens to freedom of worship, associations, and the like are not respected, nor protected, such nation is headed for the rocks, consequent upon the draconian laws vehemently posed on her citizen’s religious faith and religious places of worship, without proper constitutional guidance, nor a recourse to a referendum before actual passage, application and implementation of such laws.”
“To this effect, We as the Church of Jesus Christ Nationwide demand a repeal on the application of CAMA laws, and resist such laws against the Church and religious bodies in Nigeria in totality without fear or favour.”