The Bishop in charge of the Diocese,St. Anthony Catholic Cathedral, Uromi, Most Rev. Donatus Ogun, has called on Nigerian politicians to stop politics of mudslinging.
He made the call on Saturday at the funeral service for the late politician, Chief Tony Anenih.
According to the Bishop, Nigerians were tired of dirty politics.
He stated that as the 2019 general elections approached, politicians should tell Nigerians what they could do to make their lives better.
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“Nigerians want hope, they want to be told what the candidates will do to make their lives better, they are tired of hearing rubbish from politicians,” he said.
He emphasized: “Learn to go to church and have the fear of God; always know that there is a God who is ready to forgive when you come back to Him.”
“Be generous, if you cannot spend what you can die and leave behind, how do you expect God to assist you? Heaven is real and we must work hard to enter heaven,” he said, noting that the late Anenih was like a collosus.
The Bishop stated that “Chief Anenih who helped to give solutions to many people’s problems, was a man of integrity who gave people opportunities to live.”
Present at the occasion were the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa; former President Goodluck Jonathan and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi.
Also at the funeral Mass celebrated by the Arch-Bishop of Benin Diocese of the Catholic Church, Augustine Akubueze were Chief James Ibori; Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan; Governors Godwin Obaseki; Seriake Dickson; Comrade Adams Oshiomole; Senator Patrick Osakwe and Alhaji Aliko Dangote, among others.