By Jude Atupulazi
The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has expressed joy at the consecration of the Bishop-elect of Mbamili Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt Rev Obiorah Uzochukwu, at All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha.
The event which was presided over by the Primate of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, His Grace Henry Ndukuba, saw the coming together of clergy men, political leaders, captains of industries and men from all walks of life.
Addressing newsmen after the event, Obi reaffirmed his membership of Mbamili Diocese and said he discovered the peculiar needs of the Diocese when he was the Governor of Anambra State and decided to take up the membership of the Diocese to help contribute to its growth.
Obi congratulated the newly consecrated Bishop of Mbamili Diocese, Rt Rev Obiorah Uzochukwu, while expressing the hope that he would take the Diocese to greater heights. He also rejoiced with the people of Mbamili Diocese, while urging them to remain prayerfully supportive to their spiritual leaders.
Obi appealed to the new bishop to continue the promotion of education in the diocese as his predecessor admiringly did, noting that such a remote area needed the assistance of the Church, otherwise most of them would not have access to education.
‘No one takes the honour upon himself, but it is called by God. I pray that the grace of God that has singled Bishop Uzochukwu out for the spiritual leadership of Mbamili Diocese, will aid him to take the Diocese to a new level,’ Obi prayed.