Leadership (Abuja)

27 December 2012

Nigeria: Kaduna Dep Gov - Bishop Appeals to Opponents

The Bishop of Anglican Communion, Kaduna Diocese, Bishop Josiah Idowu Fearon, yesterday called on those kicking against the nomination of Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga as the Deputy Governor of the state to sheathe their swords and support the duo of Governor Mukhtar Ramalam Yero and Ambassador Bajoga to pilot the affairs of the state.

The bishop who spoke at the interdenominational service in honour of late Yakowa, yesterday, said "The incumbent, Governor Yero, is a very young man at 44; he needs an elderly person so that the young and old can put their heads together to be able to meet the yearnings of the people. So, I think this is part of the rationale behind his nomination" he averred.

He recalled how the same issue came up when late Engineer Stephen Shekari was appointed as Deputy Governor to work with Senator Makarfi, then as governor, they also said he was too old.

The clergy therefore pleaded with those from the Southern Senatorial zone, to know that nothing happens without the action of God. "That is my position as a Christian and I believe it is also what Islam teaches. I would think that let us back this decision. Let us not say it is the vice president, it is this or that. It is the PDP caucus who met, but what they discussed, we don't know but am sure this decision came out of the caucus meeting" the clergy said.

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