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Fears over 2019 general elections

Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of  Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey  Okorafor has expressed apprehension over the 2019 elections as recent happenings within the political circle in the country are serious indicators that the coming general elections would be an uphill task.
Bishop Okorafor, who raised the alarm during a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction for Pentecost Parish at the Anglican Church of Pentecost, Nekede Exclusive Garden Estate, New Owerri, noted that the violence, acrimonies and disruptions that trailed the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries across the nation  has heightened this fear. He counseled politicians to play to the rules of their parties and in accordance with the statues. He also advised those vowing that except their choice candidates got their party tickets there would not be peace in the land to have a rethink insisting that nobody was indispensable.  The Bishop made particular reference to the Book of James chapter 4 verses 13 and warned the political class not to arrogate to themselves the ability to say that today or tomorrow they would  go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit,  whereas they do not know what would happen tomorrow. He wondered what their life is if not a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. He also counseled them to show in their lifestyle their Christian virtues and be guided by the scriptures.
Bishop Okorafor noted with regret that the Nigerian youths were no longer submissive to their parents. He observed that they have derailed from the norms and the right value system as bequeathed by their forebears,         stressing that they have deviated from the norms of the Church and needed to return to God.  Bishop Okorafor also expressed worry that Anglicans are always very complaisant, taking things for granted, including venturing into politics, both at National and State levels and called for a change of heart. He enjoined them to ensure they have their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) in order to be eligible to vote in 2019 for  people of proven credibility, warning that any parishioner without a PVC card would have nothing to do with the Diocese.

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