Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Anglican Bishops Denies Allegations Of Corruption, Impropriety On Election Of Lagos Bishop

From Nigeria-

The Episcopal Synod of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has called on Anglicans and the discerning public to disregard malicious publications on the election the new Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos. The House of Bishops of the Nigerian Anglican Church was responding to some media reports alleging that the February 6 election of some new bishops in the Church was marred by corruption and impropriety. A statement issued by the Episcopal Secretary of the Church, the Rt. Rev David Onuoha, Tuesday in Abuja, said there was no iota of truth in publications in the social media, which attempted to smear the image of the Primate, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh. 

The House of Bishops explained that the process which led to the election of Rt. Rev Humphrey Olumakaiye, Bishop of Osun North East Diocese, as the new bishop-elect of the Diocese of Lagos was free and fair. ‘‘This particular election was held alongside four others at the Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, Ilorin in the Diocese of Kwara, Kwara State in accordance with the church’s laid down rules and regulations. The event was free and fair.
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