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Bishop urges Ngor-Okpala people to wake up

Irked by the deplorable state of roads in Ngor/Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, the Anglican Bishop of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, has advised the people of the area, and Imo in general not to be complacent as the 2015 general elections approach.

Bishop Okorocha, who was at St. James Church Amafo in the LGA for a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction for the Amafor Parish, urged the people to wake up and ensure that only candidate capable of providing infrastructure for the people are voted into office when the time comes.

He bemoaned such neglect of the area despite the strategic role the council area played in determining the eventual winner of the 2011 Imo State governor election.

He posited that Ngor/Okpala, as the then beautiful bride, deserved a better deal and warned the people against thuggery and any sell out in 2015.

The prelate urged Nigerians to be steadfast in prayer in spite of the Boko Haram insurgency and the not-yet-fruitful international intervention in the case of the abducted Chibok girls, adding that they must seek God’s intervention.

He charged Christians to be wary of vain teachings and prophesies, making reference to Acts 16 verse 16 in the case of the slave girl who, possessed by a demonic, spirit, predicted the future and earned much money for her owners.

Many fake prophets like this girl, he said, abound in the society today, attributing the proliferation of churches to the development.

The Bishop, who preached humility and patience at the service, commended the Vicar, Rev. Bennett Emechete, and his wife as well as church workers in the parish for presenting the number of candidates for confirmation.

He, however, hoped that they would be more determined to improve on their outreach during his next Episcopal visit.

 

 

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