By Uzo Ugwunze
Onitsha, June 17, 2019 (MOI) Former
Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi has urged clerics to shun corrupt
Obi made the call during tripartite
celebration -- 70th birthday, 50th marriage and 48th priesthood
anniversary of Bishop Dominic Onuigwe of National Evangelical Mission
(NEM), at Sharon Hall, Onitsha.
``Some clerics have deviated from their
primary call of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, to becoming
praise-singers of corrupt politicians.
``Such clergymen should look up to
people like Bishop Onuigwe who never entered the ministry because of personal
gains but because they have passion to save perishing souls.’’
Obi adds: ``Stop celebrating corrupt
politicians. The only way the Church can correct the society is to point out
evil and call it `evil’ ”.
The celebrator, Bishop Onuigwe while
responding notes: ``A
pastor is a shepherd. He should not exploit the flock but build his ministry
and message with love on the Rock, which is our Lord Jesus Christ.
Coordinator, Christian Pentecostal Mission
(CPM), Imo State, Rev. Dr John Eze described the celebrator as humble and
``No scandal has ever been associated
with Onuigwe’s ministry,’’ he said.
Bishop Emmanuel Obiora of Life Assembly
Mission said that Onuigwe was full of forgiveness.
``Onuigwe is respectful and tolerant.
He keeps positive relationships and is a situation manager.’’
Bishop Patrick Osuji of Goshen
Christian Assembly (GCA) called Bishop Onuigwe a father to fathers. ``He is one of my
fathers, decent, dedicated, has a listening ear. In fact, he is a model.”
Other ministers who expressed their
goodwill include Bishop Paul Nwachukwu of Grace of God Mission, Bishop Wilson
Ezeofor of Bible Faith Mission, Jos and Bishop Ben Obiagwu of PHAD Gospel
First son of the celebrator, Rev.
Onuigwe Oluchukwu thanked the people that graced the occasion. ``We are happy to
celebrate our father alive’’.