Anglican Primate tells Buhari to assent the Electoral bill

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The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)Nicholas Okoh, on Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Bill into law.

He also gave warnings to Nigerians who are talking provocatively to be mindful of their statements in order not to cause havoc in the country.

He advised “They should not set us in conflict with ourselves because if you look at it, most statements are made from the point of self advancement. They calculated that their own chances are slim and limited and they begin to talk. So, we appeal to everyone, whatever is your position,speak in such a way that there will be a country because if there is a country,all of us will be in good condition. But if there is no country, everybody will scatter and it is not in the interest of anyone”.

In a program tagged “A day with the primate,” he urged Christians in politics to be of exemplary conduct.

Present at the programme is Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), who refused to talk about President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to assent to the electoral bill when asked about his opinion.

He said “Electoral bill is not something for discussion in this place (church). We are here for the purpose of religion and the Anglican Church.”

But Okoh stated, “Definitely, people want the Electoral Bill signed, people have been asking for it to be done. But I don’t know whether they are in the majority or minority. If we are going to have an election, I think the President should sign it.”

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