Tuesday, January 18

Anambra poll: Don’t be swayed by politicians’ deceits Archbishop tells voters

The Archbishop Eccliastical Province Of The Niger, and Bishop Diocese of Awka, Most Rev. Alexander Ibezim has called on those participating in Anambra state Governorship election on Saturday to ensure it was peaceful, free and fair.

He charged electorates not to be deceived by politicians gimmicks, but to vote according to thier consciences.

Ibezim spoke at Saint Peters Anglican Church Agulu, where he performed sacrament of confirmation to some candidates and admitted some women and men into Mother’s Union and Father’s Fellowship respectively.

He also cautioned against all forms of electoral malpractice, crime and waste of human blood which he described as sacred.

He sued for peaceful coexistence, insisting that God would not allow his people to be put to shame.

Also speaking, wife of the Archbishop and President, Mother’s Union, Women’s Guild and Girls’Guild, Mrs Martha Ibezim charged women to back the state with prayers for hitch free election.

She said, “I urge women to be strong and courageous and back the state with prayers as they will go to the poll. With their PVC’s they will choose a God fearing man that will govern the state.”

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Archdeacon, Agulu Archdeaconry and Vicar of Saint Peter’s Church, Venerable Chamberlain Ofornakara noted that they will continue to grow from strength to strength for their mandate is to go to the world and preach the gospel and win souls praying God for his grace upon them.

Also speaking, Vice President, Mother’s Union Agulu Archdeaconry, Nneora Chinyere Ofornakara described the pastoral visit as unique and thanked Archbishop Ibezim and wife for their continued support to their Ministry.

In their seperate speeches, the newly confirmed candidates, Miss Jessica Chilozie and Chinemelum Chibuzor promised to abide by laws and tenets of the church, prophecy Christ and be guided by the holy spirit.

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