…Harps On Need To Place God First
The Prelate, Christ Army Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Rt. Rev. Abel S. Vurasi has expressed the need for Nigeria to prioritize the place of God in next year’s elections. The revered Christian leader stated this during a valedictory visit to Khana Diocese of the Christ Army Church Nigeria at the diocesan headquarters, Kaani, in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
He stressed that the 2023 elections would only be successful if God was allowed to take precedence over everything. “Nigeria can only succeed in the elections when they place God first, not by any other means, not by any other power”. Quoting from Psalm 127:1-2, he said without God’s support everything would end in futility.
He added that youths should turn to God and avoid being used as ready tools to cause violence during elections.
His Eminence, Rt. Rev. Vurasi stated that his priestly journey which began 67years ago has been an eventful one.
He said before his retirement from full-time service in the vineyard of the Lord which would be due in 2023, it was imperative for him to visit the dioceses that were under his episcopacy when he served as bishop prior to his elevation as Prelate at the General Synod of the Christ Army Church Nigeria, Cathedral of St. John, in Andoni Local Government Area in April, 2021. According to him, the visit was meant to be used to inform the dioceses about his retirement as they might not be seeing him henceforth.
He added that he always felt at home any time he was in Kaani community.
In his remark, the Traditional Ruler of Kaani, HRH, Mene Barikpoa Godwin Apere commended the Man of God, Rt. Rev. Vurasi, describing him as an embodiment of humility, grace, patience and a worthy role model to other men of God and Christians.
He said the Prelate’s Curriculum Vitae is replete with the name, Kaani, where he started as a pupil in the Methodist School and later served as a Catechist.
The Menebua Kaani added that the community was proud to identify with him (the Prelate).