Bishop flays ‘cabal’ in Aso Rock

Anglican Bishop of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has criticised political leaders in the country for having forsaken their God, becoming ungodly because of their quest to remain in power. It was this ungodliness that has given rise to the heat up in the polity, he noted, holding it against the recent advice by the cabal in the Presidency.  Bishop Okorafor who made the remarks during a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction for Umuekwune Parish at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Umuekwune in Owerri North LGA, Imo State, cautioned President  Muhammadu Buhari to be conscious of  their advice.
While praying that the President overcomes his health challenges and speedily return to the country, he opined that the letter transmitted to the National Assembly over his absence on medical trip to London had a lot of ambiguity.
He maintained that the President though cited the relevant constitutional provisions, the  language of his letter was not in consonant with the Spirit of the constitution, insisting that referring to the  Vice President , Prof Yemi Osinbajo as being the ”coordinator of government affairs” was an aberration and not known to the constitution. Worried by the controversies generated by the letter and the possible consequences he warned Nigerians to be wary, as he advised the cabal in the Presidency to refrain from precipitating crisis in the country.
The Bishop cited the recent remarks by Emir of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’adu Abubakar, during a visit to Port Harcourt, for the Rivers State golden jubilee, advising the President not to plunge the nation into another civil war, stressing that no nation ever survived two civil wars without disintegrating.
He expressed delight at the new Spirit amongst members of the congregation, noting that the job of the priest was progressing by what he saw in the parish and attributed it to their support. He observed that though their vicar, Rev Gracefilled Ephraim, the wife Mrs. Juliet Ephraim, and the Church Teacher only came this year, that they were able to assemble the number of candidates put forward for the various arms of the Church was something encouraging. He appealed  to the congregation to hold tenaciously to the gospel handed over to them, noting regrettably that some of them were not encouraging their youths to be knowledgeable in the words of God rather watch them gallivanting on a Sunday.
Chaplain of the Bishop, Rev. Progress Okoroafor earlier in his sermon urged faithful to be patient as the envisaged glory of God on them would be far greater than what they were experiencing, stressing that their grief would be turn onto joy which no one and circumstance could take away from them. He noted that whereas they may find themselves in difficulty, they should aspire to be joyous, adding that these pains and fears in the land were only momentary. Rev Okoroafor also charged them to do the work of evangelism in their areas, ensuring that the empty pews in their churches were effectively occupied.
He however regretted that some people in some of these Churches persecute the workers in their midst for delivering the gospel undiluted, stressing that such was the fate of the early Apostles before them.

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