Bishop Okorafor cautions on flouting of court orders

Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of  Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey  Okorafor has expressed worry at the flagrant disrespect of court orders in the country.
He was also alarmed at the utterances of  some politicians and cautioned them to avoid heating up the already charged polity, especially in an already fragile and volatile political environment in the country.
Bishop Okorafor, who made the remarks during a Eucharistic service at St. Peter’s Anglican Church  Umuocham Ntu in Ngor Okpala LGA, Imo State, noted that court orders being honoured in the breach and the inflammatory statements by the political class were capable of not only truncating the nation’s democracy but likely to plunge the country into another civil war.
He said God would not look kindly on anyone or group through whose actions and utterances the nation was plunged into a civil war, stressing that Nigeria is pregnant and nobody knows what it will deliver.
The Bishop, who was particularly irked at the scenario playing out in Imo State where, in spite of court orders, the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, was eventually impeached.
The government again accepted court ruling directing a halt to the swearing-in of a new deputy governor of the state.
He advised governments at both federal and State levels to be conscious of the separation of powers between the three ties government as enshrined  in the nation’s constitution and ensure that court orders were obeyed. Bishop Okorafor marveled at roles played by people of Owerri zone in the impeachment saga,making particular reference to the House member who moved the motion for the impeachement, the lawmaker who seconded the motion, the Imo State Chief Judge who constituted the impeachment panel, chairman impeachment panel and the deputy governor designate who also is from Owerri zone, describing the entire saga as most unpleasant.

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