Bishops warn promoters of ‘satanic denominational politics’ in Anambra
• Task FG on system failure, marginalisation, insecurity, others
Anglican Bishops, Province of the Niger, have condemned what they called ‘satanic denominational politics’ in Anambra State as they cautioned the promoters to retrace their steps and stop promoting hatred in the state.
Bishop of Niger West, Rt. Rev. Johnson Ekwe, who spoke during the Anglican Prayer Rally Anambra State (APRAS), in Awka, yesterday, also warned those alleged to be sponsoring insecurity in South-East to retrace their foot steps before they are visited with the wrath of God.
The clergymen further called on the Federal Government to address the problems of system failure, marginalisation, insecurity, maladministration, discrimination and unemployment, which are fueling agitations in the country.
The bishops, who expressed worry over the ‘satanic denominational politics’ going on in the state, said that the promoters of the ugly trend had only succeeded in promoting hatred and urged other South-East states not to emulate such discriminatory practices.
They urged the Federal Government to listen and dialogue with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, rather than bringing trumped-up charges against him and his group to ensure a lasting peace.
“Kanu did not commit the offences being levelled against him. He is just being framed up because he is trying to liberate his people from marginalisation, discrimination and insecurity caused by invasion of their land. The government should dialogue with him and his group to ensure a lasting peace,” they added.
Other bishops present at the APRAS rally include Archbishop Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Alex Ibezim; Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Rt. Rev. Samuel Ezeofor and Bishop of Amichi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Ephraim Ikeakor.
The rest were Bishop of Ogbaru Diocese, Rt. Rev. Prosper Ameh; Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Ndubuisi Obi and Bishop of Mbamili Diocese, Rt. Rev. Obiora Uzochukwu.
Some personalities who also attended the prayer rally were the governorship candidates of APGA, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, APC, Senator Andy Uba, Accord Party, Dr. Cosmas Maduka, among others.