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Stop honouring criminals – Peter Obi tells churches

Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has advised the church to stop honouring those that manifestly contributed to the problems in the country today.
The former governor was speaking at the centenary celebration of Christ the King Aba, Abia State, and at the 57th Annual Diocesan Synod of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Umuahia, Abia State.
He said that a country bedeviled by hiccups should be at work on how to repair the damage rather than be dancing.
Obi charged clerics not to relent in rebuking those in authority as it was part of their responsibilities as the mouthpiece of God.
He said that ministers of God should call those in authority to order when they do badly.
He said that all hands must be on deck in the business of retrieving the country from those that have hijacked it.
The former Governor regretted that those in authority have totally alienated themselves from the people and have contrived to double the cost of governance rather than reducing it, despite the increasing difficulties in the country.
According to him, another debt of 70 billion dollars have been accumulated after 10 years the debt of Nigeria was totally written off.
Obi lamented that Nigeria’s 10 million out-of-school children would grow up disillusioned and might join the army of militants, kidnappers or Boko Haram.
The Methodist Archbishop of Umuahia, His Grace Dr. Raphael Opoko, said that Nigeria needed a crop of leaders like Obi to carry out the constructive surgery on the country and make her healthy again.
He recounted his encounter with Obi in Onitsha when he was there as bishop, saying that he was instrumental to the rebuilding of the town.

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