Government at all levels have again been reminded of the need to beef up security ahead of the 2023 elections to give people confidence to exercise their franchise.
The Bishop of Owo Anglican diocese, Rt. Rev. Stephen Fagbemi who gave the charge at the 14th synod of the diocese stressed that unscrupulous politicians could hide under the present state of insecurity to cause mayhem If their chances in the election are not bright.
Orange FM’s Gbenga Oluwajana reports that christians from different dioceses of the Nigerian Anglican Communion attended the synod
The synod with the theme “Chosen to proclaim” was held at St Paul’s Anglican Church Ifon in Ose local government area of Ondo state.
Bishop of Owo diocese, Right Reverend Stephen Fagbemi who encouraged believers to continue to proclaim the gospel of Christ to all nations stressed that Nigeria needs God’s intervention now more than ever.
Fagbemi emphasized that government should prioritize the security of its citizens and also put an end to ASUU strike which had affected public tertiary education negatively, and impacted adversely on parents and students.
Ahead the 2023 general elections, he charged politicians and the citizenry to shun vote buying and selling.
The Chancellor of the diocese and Governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who was represented by his Special Adviser on Union Matters and Special Duties, Mr. Dare Aragbaye encouraged christians not to relent in praying for the state.
The host of the 2022 synod, Mrs Tola Aworh tasked christians to show more interest in the work of God.
The synod which ended with a thanksgiving service will hold in another Local Government Areanext year.