- A Nigerian prominent Archbishop, Nicholas Okoh, has slammed Nigerians politicians
- He said that defection would not solve their problems
- Okoh said that defecting from one political party to another is not the salvation for politicians and the country
Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has told Nigerians politicians that defecting from one party to another would not solve their problems and that of the country.
Vanguard reports that Archbishop Okoh said this on Sunday, August 19, in Onitsha, Anambra state, in All Saints Cathedral Onitsha during the Holy Communion and 50th birthday thanksgiving of wife of Bishop on the Niger, Elsie Nwokolo, and dedication of Mary Sumner House, at the Cathedral.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Archbishop who was represented by his wife, Nkasiobi Okoh and Bishop David Onuoha, urged politicians to instead of defecting from one party to other, should work for the people and offer thanksgiving to God for all He had done for them and the country.
According to him, “When you do not give thanksgiving to God, you will continue to have problems, but when you give God thanksgiving for all he has done for you, he will always solve your problems.
"Defecting from one political party to another is not the Salvation for politicians and the country, but rather doing the right thing to the people and thanking God for what he has done for them and the country.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the minister of information, culture and tourism, Lai Mohammed, said that the defection of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, from the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not come as a surprise for members of the party.
Mohammed said virtually no member of the ruling party was taken aback by the defection of the number three man in Nigeria to the opposition.
Speaking in an interview with Tribune, Mohammed said he thinks Saraki's defection came later than expected.
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Mohammed said: "I don’t think anybody who has been a close watcher or observer of this political landscape should be taken aback by the defections. I think that it even came so late, we shouldn’t be surprised.
"A Yoruba adage says, ‘If we build a house on spittle, the first fog will demolish it’. The foundation for what you see today was laid the day the Senate President forced himself on the party as Senate president."
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