Bishop Ekwe Tasks Politicians on Campaign Promises

Jul 06, 2018

Bishop of Niger West Diocese, Rt Rev Johnson Ekwe, middle, and others at St Simon's Church, Omor, Ayamelum, during the 2018 Synod

By Emeka Odogwu

The Bishop of Niger West Diocese, Right Reverend Johnson Ekwe, has urged those occupying elective positions to aspire to fulfil their campaign promises before presenting themselves for re-election as the 2019 general elections draw near.
Bishop Ekwe who emphasized the need for Christians to always tell the truth, regretted that false teaching had become the bane of present day Christianity.
Bishop Ekwe spoke during the Second Session of the Third Synod of the Diocese of Niger West at Saint Simon's Church, Omor in Ayamelum Local Government Area.
The Synod which had its theme as, "Truth Under Attack, Pulling Down Strongholds", had the Anglican Prelate calling for action to facilitate the release of the remaining Dapchi School girls, as well as the yet to be released Chibok girls under the Boko Haram captivity, stressing that insecurity was seriously threatening the corporate existence of the country.
He said the economic realities in the country did not suggest the end of recession as the life of the common man was yet to improve, pointing out that issues such as biased appointments, non compliance to the Federal Character principles, herdsmen's menace, among others, were yet to be addressed.
Bishop Ekwe called on the citizenry to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards as the 2019 General elections drew near.
He commended Governor Willie Obiano for intervening on the Umumbo Road, but urged him to take another look at the road from Nando Junction connecting Anaku and Omor.
In their various remarks, Right Reverend Henry Okeke of Mbamili Diocese and his Amichi counterpart, Right Reverend Ephraim Ikeakor, said that the Synod theme touched everyone, and called on Nigerians to turn to God who he described as is truth Himself.
The traditional ruler of Omor, Igwe Chris Chidume, who also attended the event, maintained that before the truth came under attack, conscience was first under attack, as people were usually scared of telling the truth.
The Vicar of Saint Simon's Anglican Church, Venerable Chukwuemeka Edo, urged Christians to always maintain their pride as the light and salt of the earth.



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