Fape Urges Ex-governors, deputies to give opportunity to other Nigerians to make impact in Senate
The Bishop of Remo Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Reverend Michael Olusina Fape has expressed worry over the number of ex-governors and their deputies going to the Senate, after they have spent eight years in office.
He argued that these politicians should find something else to do and allow other qualified Nigerians to make their impact in the hallowed chambers.
The Bishop also described the N100m, which politicians under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) paid to obtain presidential forms for the 2023 general elections, as unfortunate, saying many Nigerians are living in abject poverty, while some people are enjoying the wealth meant for them.
Fape, who disclosed this in Ogun State, while presenting his presidential address at the Third Session of the 13th Synod of the Diocese with the theme: “Looking Unto Jesus, The Author And Finisher Of Our Faith,” said if truly corruption is being fought, these politicians buying N100m form for the office that attracts about N40m would not be able to do so, saying such politicians will surely impoverish the country when voted into power.
Urging politicians to seek for God’s forgiveness, the Bishop said their actions had shown that they are not on the same page with the salary earners.
On the death of Deborah Samuel, the female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was killed for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Fape condemned the act, while commending some of the religious leaders for distancing themselves from the evil. He urged Muslim leaders to be sincere and teach their members what they are professing in the public.
The cleric also called on the Federal Government to settle the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) so that the students can go back to school. He said that the money politicians and lawmakers are wasting on frivolities could be used to settle ASUU, and Nigeria will be better for it. Fape said that for any country to develop, education must be given prominence.