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Synod condemns “Ndi-Agburu-Anyi” campaign slogan

The Anglican Diocese of Oru, recently rose from the 1st session of its 4th Synod to condemn a campaign slogan of a particular political group in Imo State.
In a communiqué issued after the synod and signed by the Diocesan, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Chukwunenye PhD, and the Clerical Synod Secretary, Rev. Dr. Onyema Okenyeka, the diocese stated that the slogan, “Ndi Agburu anyi”, (meaning our relations) encourages dissemination and sectionalism.
It, therefore, advised politicians to see Imo State as one entity.
Taking a critical look at the governance of the state, the Synod expressed regrets at what it termed reckless spending by the government to the extent that it can no longer pay salaries and pensions.
It called on all Christians to obtain their permanent voter’s cards and get ready to vote in credible leaders in 2019.
The synod which deliberated on the theme, “Ebenezer:  thus far the Lord has helped us” (1Sam. 7:12) was held at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Nempi Oru West LGA of Imo State, with 45 clergymen and 246 members of the laity in attendance.
It traced the origin of hate speech in Nigeria to the late Gen. Sani Abacha’s administration and observed that hate behavior attracts hate speech, urging government to reverse the trend by good governance and civil conduct.
On the incessant fuel crises in the country the Diocese urged the government to implement its policy on modular refineries which it proposed since 2016.
According to the communiqué, the synod blamed the persistence of Fulani Herdsmen killings to the lackadaisical attitude of government to deal decisively with the matter as well as corruption among the top security officials.
It called for the immediate release of Leah Sharibu, the Christian Dapchi girl still in Boko Haram captivity.

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