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Nigeria, still redeemable – Bishop Ezeokafor

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CATHOLIC Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, has expressed hope that despite the myriads of problems bedeviling Nigeria, it can still be made good with continued prayers and quality leadership.

  Bishop Ezeokafor, who stated this at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka,  reiterated his belief in one Nigeria where everyone will live in peace and harmony.

  “I want a country all will be treated equally and democracy dividends evenly shared. I believe in one Nigeria, but not at all cost. In all, we still have to thank God for our country Nigeria. Attaining 61 as a nation calls for thanksgiving.

  ‘That I believe in one Nigeria does not mean I will support evil or close my eyes to maltreatment of a section of the country and labelling of those who are asking for their rights and independence as terrorists. I will never believe in one Nigeria where “Monkey dey work,  Bamboon dey chop”.

  He maintained that bad leadership had subjected the masses into abject penury, beggars and state of hopelessness and accused the federal government of being insensitive to the plights of those they were leading; noting that the insensitivity of the leaders had gotten to the level everyone should speak out.

  ‘This is the time we all need to pour out our minds. Things are not being done right at all. The level of hardship in this country is indescribable. Leadership ineptitude has turned all of us into wailers. People are suffering on daily basis. I will continue to talk. If they do well, my talk will reduce. Nigeria is for all of us. No one should play god or believe that others are second and third class citizens,’ he said.

  Ezeokafor further, expressed dismay over with what he described as veiled Islamisation agenda going on in the country, stating that anyone who was still doubting the ‘glaring truth’ was still living in fool’s paradise.

  He said that the federal government’s borrowing spree was pure enslavement, saying that it had gotten to an alarming proportion, even as he said that they were obviously mortgaging that of the poor masses, especially the future of the children yet unborn.

  On Anambra election, the bishop expressed concern the desperation of some politicians, adding that there are some “who do not have any business contesting the election, but were there to play spoiler’s role as well as to cause confusion and division” and appealed to ndi Anambra to vote according to their conscience, noting that  any bad government enthroned during the November 6 gubernatorial election would hurt ndi Anambra for the next four years.

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