. . . Condemns Gay Marriage
By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
The Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), His Grace, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has commended what he described as the dogged courage and determination of the abducted Dapchi Secondary School Girl, Leah Sharibu, for being steadfast and not renouncing her faith and belief in Jesus Christ.
The Most Rev. Okoh said Leah Sharibu was symbol of a good sermon to Christians and that nobody could preach the gospel more than she had done despite being in captivity in the hands of Boko Haram.
In his message to Nigerians towards the Presidential and National Assembly elections and March Governorship/House of Assembly elections, he urged them to vote those they wanted without fear.
The Anglican Primate commended Bendel Province and Warri Diocese for hosting “very well” without hitches, he charged the people of Sapele Diocese to forgive one another as nobody was perfect in life. He stressed that with the upcoming general polls there would be no bloodshed and advised politicians to be fair, just and sincere.
He advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections.
The Number One Anglican strongly condemned gay marriage in the Church, stating that 'we don't want gay in Anglican Church in Nigeria. If gay exists, anyone involved needs deliverance, it is not biblical and not natural,' he stated.