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Bishop of the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev Geoffrey Okorafor has decried the obvious lack of concern over the plights of the citizenry by leaders at all levels of government in the country, arguing that the leaders have rather continued to subject the people to various pains and sufferings.

Bishop of the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev Geoffrey Okorafor has decried the obvious lack of concern over the plights of the citizenry by leaders at all levels of government in the country, arguing that the leaders have rather continued to subject the people to various pains and sufferings.


The Bishop also stressed that those they were supposed to protect were being killed daily in their numbers. Bishop Okorafor who was visibly worried about the height of insecurity in the land during the Eucharistic Service of confirmation, admission and induction for Umuohiagu/Logara Parish at St. Stephen's Church, Umuohiagu identified these leaders as bad shepherds of the sheep put in their care. Taking the text of his homily from Ezekiel 34verses 1-10 the Bishop noted that instead of securing the people they look the other way while they were mercilessly murdered in cool blood. He further observed that the leadership was not only ruling the people with cruelty but also watch them being disposed of their sources of livelihood.
He also classified as bad shepherds heads of families and their spouses who lacked harmony and unable to exhibit amiable relationship in the homes. Bishop Okorafor while positing that these leaders would be reproved by God except they retraced their steps noted that God has vowed to hold them accountable for the lost lives as well as bringing them down from their exalted positions. He however assured the people that Jesus Christ as the good shepherd would rescue them from their grips so long as they depended, trusted and reposed confidence in Him.
As the 2019 general elections gather momentum, the Bishop urged that those yet to register at the INEC should ensure that they not only availed themselves the opportunity of visiting the INEC offices in their LGAs for their registration but also make sure they collected their PVCs, explaining that their eligibility to vote in 2019 for or against any candidates depended on their possession of the PVC, maintaining that it would be a waste of time for anyone without a PVC to dream of effecting any change in an administration which they consider as repressive.  While also advising the electorate to shine their eyes when some of these deceitful politicians approach them with their oratory, he said they should not allow themselves to be slaves and deceived again with materials things, such cash gifts or bags of rice, in preference for democratic dividends as  security of lives, power, good and durable roads etc.
 The Bishop encouraged the confirmation candidates to remain steadfast in their faith, having become full communicants with the laying of hands by the Bishop. He said they would henceforth be responsible for their sins as their godparents have been relieved of that responsibility. Bishop Okorafor who could not hold back his excitement at the number confirmation candidates presented by the Parish wondered if such number had ever been recorded in the parish in recent times. He gave kudos to the Parish Priest, Rev Canon Emmanuel Nwaogu, the Church workers and their wives for searching out these young ones and commended the congregation for their support without which the workers would not have achieved the fit.

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