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Friday, 15 November 2013

CAN suspends Bishops for dabbling in politics

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, South-South zone, Archbishop God-Dowell Avwomakpa has suspended some bishops in the Niger-Delta region.
Avwomakpa who is also the head of bishops in the Niger/Delta region suspended the bishops for reportedly wadding into the ongoing power tussle between the Presidency and the aggrieved seven governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He made this known through his media adviser, Ovie Edomi, after a meeting with bishops from the zone.
According to Avwomakpa, “there is nothing wrong with clergymen initiating or brokering peace between two factions but for some bishops to do so in the name of a body that l head and other executives were not consulted gives a wrong signal and suggests a dangerous trend in the body of Christ. It means there are people with political interest or ambition in our fold. lt also means that we have clergymen who join different Christian groups or forums with selfish interest.”
The cleric added that the situation in Nigeria needs urgent prayers and intervention but clerics must not allow themselves to be used by politicians.

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