2019 General Elections: Anglican cleric warns youths to shun thuggery

February 4th, 2019

CYNTHIA CHIDINMA IGBOKWE writes that as the 2019 General elections draw closer, an Anglican clergyman, Rev’d James N Nweke has appealed to youths across the federation to shun all forms of electoral malpractices particularly election thuggery in this year’s election.

Rev’d Dr Nweke made the call at the St Mark’s Anglican Church Parish, Ifiteani village Agulu, Anaocha council area of Anambra state during the 2019 rededication service of the Church for God’s unprecedented favour for the year.

He is worried that politicians sponsor their children abroad to study only to hire children of peasants and jobless youths as thugs.

The Anglican clergyman then appealed to parents to be in touch with their children and wards to ensure they were not cajoled into thuggery during the elections.

Rev’D Dr Nweke , a Philosophy lecturer with Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, (COOU) Igbariam who spoke on the theme ” Gains from Having Godly wisdom ” encouraged students and youth organizations to shun all politicians who want them to be used as thugs.

While praying that God will not pass by any Ifiteani Agulu indigene in particular and Agulu people in general in 2019, Rev’D Dr Nweke enjoined them to be steadfast in their faith and trust in God at all times for His protection and blessings.

Rev’D Dr Nweke Prayed for God’s unprecedented favour upon His children while reminding them that nothing is impossible with God Almighty by their sides.

He encouraged them to strive to be on the part of the Lord always even when it is not easy, but with faith Christians can do all things like the faith of biblical David who slew Goliath with a sling.

He further reminded them that once they are steadfast in prayers and eschew themselves of anger and malicious thoughts, God’s blessings shall come to them in a mysterious way.

Rev’D Dr Nweke requested for support from public spirited individuals on the needs of the Church as their Church building and Vicarage are yet to be completed, even as he said the Church needs an evangelical bus as well as modern church office equipment. He can be reached on

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