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Clerics Urge President To Restore WAI

Posted: Jun 18, 2015 at 3:09 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Christian Emeka  –   Awka


The Anglican Diocese of Nnewi has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to re-establish the War Against Indiscipline (WAI), which he introduced when he was military Head of State in 1984.

Rising from its seventh Synod held at Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area, of Anambra state, the clerics urged the President to bring back the WAI campaign to rid the nation of the gross indiscipline in the polity.

Briefing newsmen on Sunday at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Okija, venue of the Synod, the Anglican Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Rt. Revered Professor Godwin Okpala (OON) said that the reinvention of the WAI initiative was required to sanitise the country of its present state of corrupt.

Bishop Okpala said that President Buhari as a disciplined man should inculcate such culture into Nigeria administration system, if he is serious about his corrupt-free country campaigns. He advised the President and his teams to avoid temptation of using religion, ethnicity or political affiliation to rule the country, urging the Buhari-led government to focus on peace, unity, freedom of speech and association as bedrocks on the much desired change as well as tackle corruption headlong.

Bishop Okpala urged the Buhari administration to facilitate a legislation that would punish the electoral offences, such as ballot box snatching, result manipulating of figures among others to serve as a deterrent to prospective offenders.

In a separate briefing, the Anglican Bishop of Ihiala Diocese, toed the line of his colleague, Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, adding that what Nigeria needed at this time is not the resources to settle the huge inherited debts by this present administration, but self-discipline. He maintained that if former president, Goodluck Jonathan was able to discipline himself and team up to 40%, the country would have been the best country so far.