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Fight for enthronement of rule of law, Wike urges clerics

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The Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on Christian clerics to work hard to ensure that the Federal Government enthroned the rule of law in the country.

The governor said that the relegation of the rule of law by the Federal Government had led to the rise of alleged atrocities by agencies of the Federal Government against opposition states.

Governor Wike, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke, during the 4th anniversary celebration of Fire Brand Apostolic Ministry Worldwide at Ibadan, urged the Church to rise to the occasion and pray for God’s intervention to stop the alleged atrocity perpetrated in the country.

He reiterated his call that the APC-led Federal Government should engage in the anti-corruption fight holistically as promised Nigerians.

The governor noted that the selective fight against corruption by the Federal Government was targeted at members of the opposition, stressing that such acts encouraged corruption amongst the ruling party.

He said: “When the present administration at the centre came on board, they preached change. They told Nigerians that they are going to change the country, they talked about corruption, and they talked about hunger in the land.

But two years down the line, it appears that the hunger is even multiplying. It appears also that the corruption they talked about has even doubled.

“The unfortunate thing is that the anti-corruption fight is sectional. When the opposition political party is involved in corruption, they will be humiliated, tried, published on the pages of newspapers and prosecuted,

even though they have not been able to get one single conviction. But when members of the ruling party are involved in corruption, it is covered.

Therefore, as a church, we must rise and pray for this country. The country must be delivered,” he said.

Commenting on the transformation of the church, Governor Wike thanked the General Overseer for his dedication in the service of God, pointing out that he has demonstrated character and prudent management of church wealth for the growth of the church.

“The transformation that has taken place in the church within a period of 3 years shows that the General Overseer, his family and members of the church seek God with all their hearts.

The General Overseer has shown character and prudent management of the resources of the church,” Governor Wike said.

Earlier, the General Overseer of the Fire Brand Apostolic Ministry Worldwide, Pastor Olufemi Odeyale, attributed the development and transformation of the church to God.

Pastor Odeyale noted the development and people-oriented projects and programmes of the Rivers State Government had earned him international awards and urged him not to turn away from God.

Amaka Agbu, Port Harcourt

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