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News » Bishop Ikeakor urges Nigerians to Come out and vote

Tue Feb 19 2019 - VEN. CHUKWUEBUKA CHUKWUEMEKA

Against the backdrop of the postponed general elections, The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Amichi, His Lordship, The Rt. Rev’d. Ephraim Ikeakor Bishop has called on Nigerians never to give up until the election project is successfully completed. Speaking to the press shortly after the rededication service for staff and students of the College of Nursing Sciences, Amichi in Nnewi Local Government Area of Anambra State, Bishop Ikeakor said that whereas Nigerians have a right to feel disappointed and angry with the development, they should nonetheless be unrelenting in their quest to redirect the course things in the country by electing leaders of their choice who will turn around the fortunes of the nation. According to Bishop Ikeakor, “every meaningful project has a price tag attached. We need this election to redefine the direction of our country. So if we get discouraged and say let things be, we are the ones that will still suffer it. We have started pursuing this project, I beg you as a Nigerian who loves himself and this nation, please whatever it will take you to go back to vote on Saturday, please do it.” He advised that as Nigerians who want a better country for themselves and posterity, no sacrifice is too great to be made at this time. He described the postponement and the issues leading to it as one of the antics of the enemies of Nigeria to create voter apathy. Bishop Ikeakor further stressed that the Nigerian project is everybody’s project therefore, everybody is important in it. Earlier in his sermon, Bishop Ikeakor had called on young people to discover the divine unique deposit in them in order to live meaningful lives here on earth. He challenged them to always live with the consciousness of the fact that they have in them what the world is in need of and not to live the beggarly life. Using the life of Daniel, Bishop Ikeakor outlined six steps to manifesting the gold within thus: resolve to avoid any form of defilement, know when to say no, be a skillful and willing learner, align yourself with friends of like minds and vision, let excellence be your benchmark and talent and exalt your status far above your stature. The service featured special prayers for the staff and students of the college for the semester.