MOST Rev. Segun Okubadejo, the Diocesan Archbishop of Ibadan Province of the Anglican Communion, has appealed to Nigerians to focus on electing credible candidates and not parties.
Okubadejo made the plea in Ibadan while briefing newsmen on the activities lined up to mark the 20th anniversary of The Diocese of Ibadan North Anglican Communion.
“We are appealing to eligible voters to make sure that they obtain their voter card and perform their civic rights.
“ We are also using this medium to appeal to politicians to detest do or die ambition or attitude in this political forum.
“We are further appealing to INEC to be a neutral umpire in the coming elections; the law enforcement agencies should also not compromise on whatever they’ve been asked to do.
“ The basic is for them to provide adequate security for all and sundry,’’ he also said.
The cleric, who also decried the security challenge in the country, said “there is the need for a change of orientation for God to change the situation of the country and the people.’’
“Our nation is filled with disturbing evil acts; rapes, ritual killings, kidnappings, armed banditry and herdsmen terrorists.
“ Though the president is refusing to declare them terrorists but to us, we know that they are terrorists in disguise just like Boko Haram.
“We say no as things will not continue like this; we need the inward transformation of every Nigerian and unless that happens God may not intervene in our situation,’’ he added.
The cleric, who acknowledge God as being behind the successes recorded in the church, added that it will forge ahead in evangelism as well as impacting on the lives of people through various programmes.
Okubadejo further said that the Anglican Church will continue to pray for the release of Leah Sharibu, one of the Dachi girls who was abducted by terrorists in Borno.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the anniversary is ‘To You Alone Oh Lord Be Glory Given.’
– Dec. 11, 2018 @ 9:59 GMT |