Brotherhood of Cross and Star (BCS) has insisted that Leader Olumba Obu is not dead but only transfers power and leadership in their Kingdom to his son to continue in their work The Trumpet gathered.
Addressing a press conference in Uyo on Wednesday as part of activities to mark her 35th annual Love and Unity Feast in the state, the spokesman of the sect Patriarch, Christ Shepherd Edet Archibong said the planned feast is aimed at unifying all members and the entire people of Akwa Ibom State.
The spokesman of the Brotherhood stated that the Love and Unity Feast would hold in Oron for all members and residents of the state. He debunked public opinion to effect that their Leader Olumba Obu was dead adding that there is no demarcation between Leader Olumba Obu and his son to whom he had transited power many years ago.
Edet disclosed that Leader Olumba Obu; popularly known in the sect as ‘Father’ was instrumental to the creation of Akwa Ibom State adding that the state has been a rallying point and unifying factor for the sect.
He admitted that there was division in the sect after the transition of power by the Leader ‘Father’ which resulted in several court cases but such discrepancies were resolved.
Edet maintained that the Love and Unity Feast in the sect was an annual event aimed at fostering peace, unity and togetherness among members and non-members outside the sect and the entire Akwa Ibom State.
“The feast is celebrated once in a year to foster love and unity and promote coexistence in the state.”
“This briefing aims to draw the attention of the general public to the said Love and Unity Feast and all its associated activities scheduled and appealed to the public to attend the event, host the participants on evangelism and receive abundant peace and blessings by so doing.”
He said the annual weeklong celebration of life and unity feast is a period for thanksgiving to Olumba the father for creating Akwa Ibom State 35 years ago.
Edet disclosed that the period is also meant for sober reflection for members to meditate on the birth and times of Father Olumba Obu and his missionary exploits before he went out of public view.”