Government and Military spokesperson, Lt-Col Neumi Leweni, said Government is firm about its decision to cancel the Methodist Church annual conference because the church is clearly pushing a political agenda rather than focussing on its core role of promoting spiritual development.
Lt-Col Leweni said the few church members who are pushing a political agenda should learn from the civilian coup of 2000 where many members of the Methodist Church were misled by failed politicians.
“Many members of the church who gathered in Parliament in 2000 were misled by politicians on the guise that they were fighting for indigenous rights. They only took the country backwards,” he said.
Government issued a permit for their meeting last week with conditions, and on the understanding that they will help find a way forward for our nation.