By Juliana Nwachukwu
Onitsha, June 22, 2021 (MOI) Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Anambra State and Vicar Emmanuel Anglican Church Onitsha, Ven. Joseph Nweke has rged Fathers to talk to their Children, so as not be used as thugs during the upcoming Governorship elections in the state.
Ven. Nweke gave the advice during the Inland Town’s Archdeaconry Fathers’ Day celebrations, held at the Emmanuel Anglican Church, Onitsha on June 20.
The theme of this year’s celebration is: “The Role of Christian Fathers in the Family, Church and the Nation’’.
The vicar explained that being used as thugs would portray the youths as irresponsible, emphasising that no Government would like to be associated with irresponsible fellows.
He urged them to also update themselves, technologically in this 21st century, since the World was no longer in the analogue system.
“The people and Government should embrace modern ways of doing things for the World to capture them.”
Chairman of Anambra State Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO), Mr Vincent Ezekwueme said that Fathering Sunday was a day of sober reflections at which Christian Fathers were expected to re-appraise themselves.
“It is of great importance for Christian Fathers to properly and adequately equip themselves spiritually, morally, academically and financially in order to be in a better position to fend and help Priests in evangelisation.
“The roles of the Christian Fathers also include the following: to fend for their families, inculcate high moral values, rectitude and fear of God, to take active part in their civic responsibilities; paying their taxes, and participating in the electoral process.”
He enjoined them to take active part in politics, especially in the Anambra State Governorship election, scheduled for Nov. 6, in order to enthrone God-fearing, honest, selfless and compassionate servant leader in power. He urged them to counsel their children and the youths to be law-abiding before, during and after the governorship election. (MOI)