- Rt Rev Owen Nwokolo says Nigerians are heating up the polity and causing tension
- Bishop Nwokolo warns the politicians avoid plunging the nation into chaos
- The religious leader wants Nigerian politicians to focus on their primary responsibilities rather than engage in trivialities
Rt Rev Owen Nwokolo, the bishop of the Anglican Communion, Onitsha, Anambra state, has reportedly warned Nigerian politicians to stop heating up the polity and causing chaos and tensions that could impact negatively on the people.
Daily Sun reports that Bishop Nwokolo noted that the major responsibilities of politicians include co¬ordination and direction as well as the creation of order.
The bishop reportedly gave the warning at the All Saint Cathedral, Onitsha, in an interview with journalists on the state of the nation.
Nwokolo lamented that Nigerian politicians were gradually setting off dangerous precedents which could torpedo the nation’s democracy if not checked.
“I have keenly watched but, with utter disappointment, the sordid way which the politicians have been acting for the world of the present - day technology; how they have turned Nigeria into an object of caricature before the whole world, given every reasonable person’s serious concern.
“Some time ago, it was either fight in the National Assembly or the stealing of the mace. Today, it is a gale of defections and lockouts coupled with impeachment threats. When will all this end. When will our politicians be mature and responsible?” He asked.
He called on politicians to be reminded of the enormity of work on ground before them which should keep them busy rather than pursue frivolities, vainglory and political vendetta.
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“With the problem of insecurity occasioned by Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsmen’s insurgences staring us in the face, with the economic recession and its attendant hardship trying to crumble and impoverish the nation and with the intractable problem of youth unemployment fueling the flame of criminality among our youths, should any responsible man or woman of the nation’s political class allow themselves to be swayed off their proclaimed national call?
“Of course no reasonable politician that worth’s their salt can be so mean and permissive,” the Bishop emphasised.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s labour and productivity minister, said it would be better for Igbo people to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election because of favourable indications that he would win.
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