April 17, 2016

Clerics warn against heating polity

Clerics warn against heating polity

President Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun,

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu

Nnewi—Anglican Bishops from Diocese on the Niger and Diocese of Niger West, Rt. Rev. Owen Nwokolo and Rt. Rev. Johnson Ekwe, have appealed to the Federal Government not to allow some state governors and other political leaders create tension in the country with anti-people policies.

They also appealed to the elected representatives of the people at the National Assembly to wake up from slumber to represent and speak for the Nigerian masses on issues of national interest, and also help the executive to fashion policies that will positively affect the people and address nagging national issues.

The two Bishops, in their separate briefing with newsmen, said: “Governments have the right to fashion policies and their ways of administration. But the lawmakers owe Nigerians the duty of helping the President to balance policies that affect the people, because they were elected to represent the people; to ensure checks and balances.”

They said they were aware that Nigeria had so many challenges, but major issues such as tribalism, discrimination of all sorts, injustice and other vices like kidnapping and terrorism and things not in tandem with the will of God, should be discouraged.