The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor has regretted that the Nigeria’s constitutional democracy has been greatly undermined, and tasked the Judiciary to live up to its reputation as the last hope of the common man.
Bishop Ezeofor was speaking while presenting his Charge to delegate attending the Third Session of the Sixth Synod of the Diocese of Aguata, holden at Holy Trinity Church Igboukwu.
Bishop Ezeofor said that it is imperative that the decision of the presiding judges be guided by the morality of the rule of law during the presidential election tribunal to save the nation’s democracy.
Bishop Ezeofor, said that the interest of the common man is best served in functional constitutional democracy, which gives the people power to place and replace their political leadership at their free will, urging the judiciary to be properly guided and do the needful, noting that a flawed electoral process is injurious to the social economic development of Nigerian and its people.
He commended Governor Chukwuma Soludo for work done so far in the state and urged him to avoid distractions so to remain focused and guided to deliver on the social contract signed with Ndi Anambra.
Speaking on the theme of the Synod, “Divine Principles of Transformation 3: Stewardship” , Bishop Ezeofor charged members of the Diocese and Ministers Of God and leaders to take the issues of being faithful steward seriously at the level of community, society, state and nations, while congratulating Rotarian Abuchi Nwozor on his appointment as Assistant Governor of Rotary International District 9142 for the 2023/2024 Rotary Year.
In a remark, the Archbishop Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, decried that the society is failing because of unfaithfulness and no fear of God, urging every leaders to imbibe the fear of God in them.
Felicitating with Aguata Diocese, the Bishops of Ogbaru and Amichi Dioceses, Right Reverends Prosper Amah and Ephraim Ikeakor respectively, said the synod theme is a general challenge and asked both religious and political leaders to rise up to the real transformational leadership for positive change in the nation.
Earlier, while adopting the Bishop’s charge as a working document in the Diocese, the Diocesan Chancellor, Justice Pete Obiorah, described the charge as clearly written and well researched document that will transform the church and society.
In an interview, the President of Aguata Diocesan Women’s Ministry, Mrs Chinyere Ezeofor expressed the hope that the synod will enrich Christian commitments to God in the Diocese in these difficult and challenging end-times.
The President, Aguata Council of Knights, Sir Obiora Okeke and a synod delegate Lady Ngozi Ike, thanked the bishop for the message of transformation for wellbeing of mankind and society.
Over Twenty bishops and Archbishop graced the events.