The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Anambra state, Rt. Rev. Samuel Ezeofor has called on the governorship aspirants in the November 6 election in the state to respect zoning arrangements in the interest of equity, justice and fair play.
Ezeofor made the call while presenting his charge at the first session of the Sixth Synod of the Diocese holding at Saint John the Divine Church Oko in Orumba North Local Government Area of the state.
The Prelate who supported the zoning of the Governorship seat to the Anambra South senatorial district, advised aspirants not from the South to have a rethink to ensure peace remained in the state even after elections.
He said, “The Zoning of the Governorship seat to the Anambra South senatorial district should be supported. All the aspirants who are not from the South should have a rethink in the Interest of equity, Justice and Fair play.”
Ezeofor regretted the high rate of uncertainty in different parts of the country due to insecurity, calling for concerted efforts to check the ugly trend.
He called for a holistic restructuring of the Nigerian nation to save the people from agony and untold hardship.
“Federal Government should map out far reaching measures that will guarantee the safety of Nigerians where ever they reside.
“It should also respect the sanctity of various institutions in making appointments especially the Judiciary, to restore people’s confidence in them as the last hope of the common man,” he added.
The Prelate further called on the State government to seek lasting solutions towards serious security challenges and threats truncating the peace and development of the State.
He stressed that no meaningful life, progress and investment could be expected in a place where people were not sure of their safety.
While praising Governor Willie Obiano for fulfilling his promise of completing the passenger and cargo Airport project in the state without borrowing, Ezeofor expressed confidence that the project would improve the revenue profile of the state in addition to offering employment to the teeming youths.
Speaking on the theme of the Synod “Divine principles of transformation discipleship”, Ezeofor charged Christians to go into more action in the society to bring revolution which eventually would transform the society.
He also enjoined members of Knights of the Diocese to be steadfast in their duties as soldiers of Christ, warning that those found wanting in their role would be shown the way out.
Moving a motion to accept the bishops charge as a working document the chancellor of Aguata Diocese, Justice Pete Obiora while describing the theme of the Synod as apt charged Christiians to join hands in transforming the society true their actions.
In their various interviews, Ven. Augustine Ezeigwe, Lady Uche Nwosu and the president Aguata Diocesan Council of Knights Sir Isaiah Ezeezika, expressed optimism that the synod theme, carefully chosen would go a long way in transforming the society.
They charged delegates to put into practice knowledge they garnered from the Synod.
Over 17 Bishops, including former Deans of church of Nigeria, Most Revs. Maxwell Anikwenwa and Christian Efobi attended the ceremony.