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Prelate blasts INEC for bowing to pressure

The Anglican Bishop of Egbu, Rt, Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for going back on its earlier decision not to postpone the governorship election in Edo State following the advice of the security agencies that the exercise should be put on hold.
The bishop expressed this view recently at a Eucharistic service at St. James (Ang.) Church, Obiangwu in Ngor Okpala local government of Imo State.
He express disappointment that the commission had to reverse itself, maintaining that the decision was not only capable to truncating democracy in Nigeria but also constituting a bread of the confidence of Nigerians in the body.
The Anglican prelate decried the habitual lateness of some Anglican faithful to church activities and counseled them to show commitment to the worship of God and to embrace and protect the heritage of the church so that it may be well with them.
He commended the traditional ruler of Obiangwu, Eze Samuel Ordu, a Knight of St. Christopher, for humility in presenting himself for induction into the Christian Fathers’ Association (CFA).
The bishop, therefore, enjoined other Knights in the diocese to emulate the royal father and identify with the activities of CFA.
Earlier in his sermon, the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev Progress Okoroafor, enjoined Christians to love one another with all their hearts, wondering how any Christian can claim to love God he does not see more than his neighbor he sees and interacts with regularly.
The preacher further submitted that the hardship in the land emanated from inept leadership which do not exhibit love in governance as reflected in the lights of pensioners and worker in most states in Nigeria.

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