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Bishop warns against undermining current political awakening among youths

By Lawrence Njoku, Enugu
27 September 2022   |   2:39 am
The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah, has said he is sorry for anybody trying to stop Nigerian youths in their recent resolve to right the wrongs in the polity.

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The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah, has said he is sorry for anybody trying to stop Nigerian youths in their recent resolve to right the wrongs in the polity.

He stated that the movements emerging in Nigeria today, propelled by Nigerian youths, are beyond political parties, noting that he feels sorry for anybody who tries to frustrate it.

Onah spoke during the dedication of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ada Agu, in Obollo Etiti, Udenu Council of Enugu State.

He recalled that youths, in 2020, wanted to use police brutality, under #EndSARS, as a basis to pour out their anger on the corrupt political system, but were frustrated by a few bad ones, who connived with corrupt politicians to thwart their moves.

“This time around, youths, who have been bearing the brunt of successive bad governance in the country, have resolved to take the bull by its horns.

The cleric added that he would be sorry for anybody who would stand in their way this time around.

Quoting from the book of Nehemiah, the Bishop noted that the responsibilities of priests and political leaders are clearly defined in the scripture, explaining that while priests are responsible for building the praying places of God and propagating the word of God, it’s the duty of a political leader to build infrastructures like roads and utilities, as well as ensure the security of life and property.