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Cleric advises Christians against political godfathers

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By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Dr. Anthony J.V. Obinna, has charged Christians to brace up for a total war against political godfathers, who have turned evil fathers and parasites in various states.

Dr. Obinna gave the charge while preaching at a Pontifical sung mass to mark this year’s harvest and thanksgiving ceremony of Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri.

He was particularly irked that “because of the growing activities of the evil fathers, votes no longer count in Nigeria, as our leaders are only selected in a political laboratory where votes are apportioned to various political parties.”

He lamented that “this devilish laboratory” had sadly hijacked the political process, created parasites and was largely responsible for the palpable backwardness of many states in Nigeria.

According to the fiery Catholic cleric, Christians have the spirit, power and capability to change the voting pattern.

Archbishop Obinna regretted that the evil fathers had infected the conscience of many citizens.

“We want to change the voting and result pattern in 2011. We want to stop the parasites from going to the radio to announce results before votes are cast and counted,” Archbishop Obinna said.

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