-63B5D53BB4DBC007517C2B9F8545E693 Anglican Church opposes Catholic- Catholic ticket in Enugu guber race

Anglican Church opposes Catholic- Catholic ticket in Enugu guber race


The Anglican Communion Bishops in Enugu state
have opposed the Catholic-Catholic
Gubernatorial ticket of the PDP in the state for
next year's general election.
Speaking to newsmen in Enugu under the aegis
of the Enugu Ecclesiastical Province yesterday
Dec. 17th, the Anglican Bishops led by
Archbishop of the Enugu Ecclesiastical Province,
Most Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma demanded that
the Enugu chapter of the PDP, zone the
governorship running mate slot to one of its
members otherwise they stand the chance of
loosing the Anglican Church's votes in next
year's election.
The Bishops said they welcomed the party's
consensus gubernatorial candidate, Hon Ifeanyi
Ugwuanyi who is a Catholic but are opposed to
the Catholic/Catholic governorship ticket of the
“We the Anglican Bishops are crying and
appealing that Anglicans in Enugu state will not
tolerate marginalisation and should be giving the
position of deputy governor of the state. For
the position of governor and deputy governor to
be Catholic/Catholic will not be acceptable to us.
In the Federal level, people are not happy with
Christian/Christian ticket, hence the president
has taken a very good stand to return as
President and pick a Moslem as his running
mate. Why should Enugu State, therefore,
nominate a Roman Catholic governorship
candidate who we are not against and wanting
again to nominate a Roman Catholic as the
running mate? We Anglicans say no to this kind
of arrangement. We are not in minority in Enugu
state and we totally reject that intention and are
warning that if they want peace to reign in this
state and for them to enjoy our cooperation, it
should not be Roman Catholic/ Roman Catholic
ticket”the bishops said.
The Bishops went further to say that

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