Religious Leaders Set To Sanitize Christian Fold

…As Bishops’ Forum Brainstorms On Professional Ethics

Calvary College of Bishops and Ministers Forum (CCBMF) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, says they are set to sanitize the league of Men/Women of God by setting a living standard of professional ethics for the job whose appointment they noted, is directly by God.

The forum stated this at the conference held at the House of Communion Church on the Rock, IDP Rumuodomaya.

Speaking at a conference whose theme was “Role Model, Nation Builders,” the chairman of the Forum, Bishop (Dr.) Rowland Ikechi Ezimah said it is important the men of God whose followers are looking up to are cautioned to live up to the expectation of the people they shepherd.

According to the chairman “once an ethical standard, is set, followed and sustained it would be easy to monitor, regulate and penalize defaulters in the overall interest of the Christendom,” he stated.

On whether Christians are supposed to be involved in active politics, Bishop Ezimah who is in-charge of “the Panel Love Assembly, Rumueme, Port Harcourt said there was nothing wrong for Christians to be involved in politics or take up traditional stools of their people since they all demand for leadership, adding “it is better to correct the system from the inside”.

On the Muslim/Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress political party presidential candidate, the man of God said under normal circumstance, it would have been fine “as long as the candidates are competent to provide solution to the myriad of Nigeria’s challenges even if they are siblings of the same parents, but with the tension and imbalance in the country especially the invasion of the terrorist herdsmen, the balancing is necessary despite the fact that Christianity and Islam are not the only religion in the country.

Bishop Ezimah disclosed further that Christians have been praying and sensitizing their members to fully participate in the 2023 general election to make a difference this time around.

On the Executive Order 21 of the Rivers State government which appears to be putting a wage to this year’s electioneering campaigns, the man of God said the order is illegal, oppressive and unconstitutional.

On his part, the General Overseer of the House of Communion Church on the Rock, Archbishop Daniel Wright made it clear that religious leaders are peculiar people who must try to live above board whether one is called by God Himself or not.

The leaders who participated at the event includes Bishop (Dr) Rowland Ezimah (JP), Archbishop (Prof.) Daniel Wright; Bishop (Dr.) Peter Aghahowa; and Bishop (Dr.) Ledee Joseph.

Others were Apostle Edward Igo, Apostle Thomas Oghogho; Apostle Benjamin Onuoha; Apostle Jonah and Rev’d Ruth Joseph.

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