Posted by Keneth Ofoma | 7 July 2018 | 2,982 times
The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, yesterday issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the Federal Government to get Leah Sharibu, the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, released from the captivity of dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram. Chukwuma, who issued the ultimatum while delivering his address at the first session of the 17th Synod of the Diocese of Enugu tagged: “Integrity: the master’s lifestyle,”, said Aso Rock would be a “living hell” for President Muhammadu Buhari and his family if the Christian girl is not released in 72 hours.
The outspoken cleric accused Federal Government of playing the Ostrich by pretending to be fighting corruption and insincerity in the handling of the murderous killer herdsmen that have killed and destroyed many communities. According to Chukwuma, the service chiefs in the change but the President is only retaining them because of his 2019 agenda. “We know why he has refused to relieve the service chiefs of their positions is because he has a hidden agenda, but God will not allow him get a second term,” he said.
The Archbishop said the continued detention of Leah Sharibu was unjust and smacks of politics for the Federal Government to have kept quiet because she is a Christian, warning that such would no longer be condoned. He said: “I am giving (President) Buhari ultimatum for 72 hours in this Synod; if the Dapchi girl is not released, Aso Rock will be in trouble, let them go and note it. We are told that she was held back because she refused to renounce her Christian faith, may the Lord deliver her from her captors in Jesus’ name.
If not, let the Aso Rock be on fire.” On the theme of the synod, Chukwuma said: “Integrity which is the master’s lifestyle, must be very much present in the life of every individual in this country.”
“It’s very important as church leaders, as political leaders and family men, we must imbibe the character and the characteristics of integrity, if not, then we are living in a very hopeless society. “The society is going bizarre and the way things are going nobody is talking about the values of integrity anymore and we cannot continue this way because of the future of our children.
“Our children are living a life of impunity because they are not seeing any good example in us. Our leaders must know that if we are going to be honest to ourselves for corruption to be stamped out of our society we must be conscious of integrity and once integrity is imbibed we have no cause for any of us to fear about fighting corruption.
“The problem is that everybody feels who is God and what are the consequences? There are consequences when you don’t have integrity and the consequences are destruction, lawlessness, evil and that should not continue.” While calling on Nigerians and leaders to make sure that their words can be trusted, the cleric added: “Let people see us as people who are trustworthy, people who are sincere and people who trust God.” (New Telegraph)
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