Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Dr. Oliver Ali Aba on Thursday allayed fears being entertained across the country over inauguration of Sen Ahmed Bola Tinubu as President come May 29, 2023.
He said nothing would happen before, during and after the swearing-in ceremony.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Methodist Diocese of Awka, Anambra State and enthronement of Rt. Rev. Moses Onyekachi Nwakamma as pioneer Diocesan Bishop, the cleric urged Nigerians to put behind all that happened during last general election and move forward.
He further warned Nigerians not to aallow the nation experience current fate of Sudan and Kenya respectively.
He said, “Nothing would happen and nothing is going to happen. We Nigerians should be able to love our country. Are we happy with what is happening in Sudan and Kenya ?
“I left Kenya last week and last Friday the news told us that about 89 individuals were buried as an act of cultism or whatever which the Kenyan government is saying is that it is an act of terrorism but it has gone beyond ordinary cultism.
“Do you know that Nigeria is the hope of African continent. Other Nations in Africa call us their father and why must we not act like fathers to these Nations and so we must leave by example?
“All I’m saying is that every Nigerian must have what we call shock absorber and we must agree to take our Nation to the next level.
“After all we say that we are the giant of Africa then we must leave by what we are . So am only asking that on that day it is just a normal day , a day of democracy in Nigeria.
“All we know is that one person must be there and not two persons at a time and I want to believe that whether we are right or wrong we must join hands to build a better Nigeria for the future.
“We are taking about May 29 and our problem is that we have no problem. We have been with these politicians and they have what they call no permanent friend, no permanent enemy but permanent interest.
“We must not creat trouble for this country and we must not sound the drum of war. All we know is that God is with us and God loves Nigeria and God will keep Nigeria together.”
Earlier in his sermon, the newly ordained Bishop, Rt Rev Moses Onyekachi Nwakanma canvassed for spirit of ecumenism among Christian community, stressing that the issue of denomination should not creat division among Christians.
He further urged the clergy to win souls for Christ as shepherds in God’s vineyard.