Bishop now to appoint Knights’ president … Chapter meeting ends in Egbu Diocese

A three-day 2017 Chapter Meeting of the Knights of the Diocese of Egbu has ended with the election of a new executive to pilot the affairs of the Council for the next three years.
At the end of the tenure of the new executive, the office of the President and Deputy President would be by appointment by the Diocesan.
Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, who made the pronouncement when he presented his charge at the Chapter Meeting held at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Egbu in Owerri North LGA, Imo State, said other offices would however be by election.
Bishop Okorafor, who also is the Knight Superior, explained that the essence was to stem the tide of charged atmosphere observed during elections.
He directed the Council to amend all relevant sections of the constitution of the Council and expressed the hope that Knights of the Diocese would show more commitment to Diocesan activities, urging those residing within neighbouring towns to the Diocese to explore worshipping in their home Churches at least once every month.
In his 11-page report, the President of the Caretaker Committee of the Council, Sir Chukwueloka Okeke, x- rayed the activities undertaken by the committee since its inauguration on  March18, 2017, highlighting some of the challenges that plagued the council, prompting the committee to set up of sub-committees to advise it on how best to address some of the problems.
He identified the lapses to include leadership, cabalism, factionalization, low spiritualism, indiscipline, high dues and the stepping down from high table by past officers.
To encourage commitment to the Council and the Diocese, Sir Okeke said the Caretaker Committee instituted Knight-of-the-year award which he said would debut at the Chapter Meeting.
Sir Okeke also in his report eulogized the Ladies of Knights of St Christopher, describing them as their pride and partners in progress.
In her own report, the President of the ladies, Lady Philo Mela, disclosed that in the past four years the ladies have identified with the Diocese in the Train-a-Priest programme and expressed the joy that they have successfully completed the project.

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