Archbishop Okoh Warns Politicians against Heating Up Polity

Jan 28, 2019

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Primate, All Nigeria Anglican Communion

. . . As Obiano, Ezeemo, Ukachukwu Congratulate Ikeakor

By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu

The Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev Nicolas Okoh, has called on politicians to be mindful of their utterances and conduct themselves in a manner that will promote peace and rule of law, rather than indulging in activities that could heat up the polity during and after the 2019 general elections.

Primate Okoh who made the call at the Cathedral Church of Andrews, Amichi in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, during a two-day working visit in the diocese for the 10-year anniversary celebration of its creation and Bishop Ephraim Ikeakor's 10th Year Episcopacy, however, tasked politicians on peaceful elections, observing that there was very high tension in the country, which he described as a threat to the nation's unity.

He noted that the Nigeria state was bigger than any individual and thus enjoined all to ensure that Nigeria was not harmed in the course of electioneering campaign, during the election and after the election.

He described the three stages as very critical and called for hard work to ensure that peace reigned.

'If you win, be considerate in your victory, and if you lose, don't kill anybody because of that,' he pleaded.

Archbishop Nicolas Okoh who used the opportunity to commend Bishop Ephraim Ikeakor on his 10-year Episcopal anniversary and dedication of projects built by the Bishop in the last ten years, said the diocese was replicating the tripod evangelism of the early missionaries, hinged on education, medical services and the Church.

'Let Amichi Diocese continue with what they are doing because they are building along the tripod that the missionaries brought to us. That is education, medical services and the Church. It is not enough to go to church; you must serve the people and make sure that when they come to church, they have opportunity to get their problems solved, not only through prayers but through medicine and agriculture because the diocese is also involved in agricultural development.



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