Church commends Jonathan on recent peaceful elections
THE Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has commended the outgoing President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on the recent national peaceful elections conducted nationwide.
The commendation was given by the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Oleh, Rt. Rev. John Usiwoma Aruakpor in his charge at the first session of the sixth synod with the theme: “Come Follow me, and I will make you Fishers of men”, Matthew 4: 19.
The Bishop said President Jonathan’s exemplary statesmanship “is greatly commended in the gauge of his cultured attitude revealing his genuine spirit for our beloved country.”
He added: Jonathan has, indeed, proven to us by his action in conceding to the Presidential election defeat that, “no man’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.”
Aruakpor also commended Jonathan for the bold steps of courage he took to organise the National Conference, which gave room to all Nigerians and various segments of Nigeria to air their views about issues.
The church enjoined the incoming Federal Government to pay urgent and very serious attention to the issues of energy, corruption, healthcare, education and youth development.
On Delta State matters, Aruakpor congratulated the Governor-elect, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Senator James Manager and Leo Ogor on their electoral victories.
He also praised outgoing Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan in managing the affairs of Delta State.
He commended the Secretary to the State Government, Ovuzorie Macaulay and others for their support for the Diocese of Oleh.