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Okoh, Baptists Drum Support For Buhari’s Anti-Graft War


The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh

THE Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev Nicholas Okoh has thrown his weight behind the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He, however, warned that the process should be painstaking, not selective and in line with due process.

The Primate’s position on the matter is coming just as the Baptist Conference of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, has described the Federal Government’s war against corruption as a worthy crusade that all patriotic Nigerians must support.

Speaking with newsmen at the Conference of Chancellors, Registrars and Legal Officers of the Church in Abuja, Okoh noted that the church has been in the vanguard of anti-corruption crusade, preaching and teaching that people should live right.

He said: “When you live right, there would be no need for anybody to set up any probe panel against you. If you take what belongs to you and I take what belongs to me, then there is no cheating. But a situation where somebody will take what belongs to everybody and appropriate it and then others are deprived is bad.”
On the insinuation that the ongoing prosecution of allegedly corrupt individuals is selective, the cleric said: “We pray it will not be, and I think Mr. President is aware of that sentiment that such a thing could happen. Mr. President said that is why he is taking his time to ensure that it is not interpreted like that and that it doesn’t happen. We should pray for him to be painstaking enough and those around him will be dispassionate, have a spirit of discernment and follow due process so that everything will be done decently.” 

Speaking in Abeokuta yesterday at a press conference to announce the 38th edition of the “Baptist Conference in Session”, which would hold at the Abraham Tabernacle, Baptist International Worship Centre, Sagamu, from Saturday, August 22 to Wednesday, August 26, with the theme “Church and Peace Management”, the President of the Conference, Dr. A.B Jaiyesimi said the Ogun Baptist Conference supports the crusade against all forms of corruption and malpractices that seem to be the order of the day in the country.

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