Even the Bishops are angry: “Nigeria is not for PDP alone!”

by Hauwa Gambo

“Our politicians should know that this country belongs to all of us and not for PDP alone,” Anglican Bishop of the Kubwa Diocese, Rt. Rev. Duke Akamisoko charged in Abuja on Friday. “We are all stakeholders in this country. Some of us are more Nigerians than them.”

He was speaking during the first session of the second synod organised by the Diocese.

Also speaking at the event, the Prelate of the Anglican Church, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, asked that the federal government should double up on “tackling corruption and other social vices in the country rather than embarking on constitutional amendment process.”

He condemned the demolition of houses for the poor and evictions by the Federal Capital Territory Administration. “No country is built for the rich,” he said, adding that many Nigerians “are dedicated to evil”.

However, his colleague made the criticism more pointed. “Nigeria is not for Peoples Democratic Party alone,” Akamisoko said. “People need to repent. We need to be righteous. No nation can prosper with disobedience. No nation can survive when its leaders are known for disobedience. We are a nation of disobedience. We have leaders who do not obey the law. Lawlessness is happening every day and everywhere in this country.”

And then he had one more question before he left the pulpit: “How long will the PDP last?”

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