Over 100 cultists have renounced their membership of various confraternities in Orimekpang community in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The repentant youths said they were tired of living in bondage and that there is no gain in cultism.
The renunciation programme which began on Saturday, February 20, 2021, was held at a church premises and was hosted by Rev Fr Emmanuel Ukwa in the presence of Pastor John Ewa, Chairman of Boki Local Government Area; Pius Kejuo Osang, Councillor of Abo Ward; the Clan Head of Orimekpang and his Chiefs; Youths and Women Leaders, among others.
Speaking at the denunciation event, Pastor Ewa emphasised on the need for peace and unity which according to him is paramount to the development of every society.
Ewa explained to the youths how his children and other politicians’ children are in good private schools, some schooling abroad and that no politician will allow their children to be a cultist.
He advised the repentant cultists to never return to cultism as it adds no value to their lives and that of society.
On his part, the Local Government chairman promised to ensure that those who denounced cultism “will be speedily reintegrated into society through training and empowerment programmes from ITF, UNICEF, RED CROSS and others.”
He asked the repented cultists not to allow any political leader to lure them back to such devilish acts again.
Rev. Father Emmanuel Ukwa, who handed over the denouncees into the hands of God by praying and baptising them, advised them to fully surrender to God who according to him, is ready to accept them.