PAN-Igbo group, Ohaneze NdiIgbo’s Vice President World-wide, Damian Okeke-Ogene has traced growing evil ravaging Nigeria’s society to indiscipline, describing the phenomenon as bad and bane of Nigeria’s proress.
Chief Okeke-Ogene made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen in Onitsha on Saturday, during 100 years anniversary of Sacred Heart of Jesus Association, held at the Basilica of Holy Trinity Square, Onitsha, Anambra State.
“The problem of Nigeria is indiscipline. When you are not disciplined, you may have proclivity for misbehavior. Know it that indiscipline is the mother of all corruption. That is what we (Nigeria’s society) are paying for. Both those who are disciplined and those who are not are suffering the plague brought about by unruly characters. This is not what God created us to pass through but we have been drawn into the situation willy-nilly.
Lamenting the situation, the Ohanaeze chieftain said, “Until we have Christian-minded leaders as politicians, politics will continue to be seen as deceitful game championed by dishonest persons. Again, our leadership, both at the religious and political levels must change style. For a Christian leader, if you do not lead like Christ, you have set people on the wrong path of life and the consequences remain inevitable.”
Speaking on chances of South East producing president of Nigeria in the coming general elections, Chief Ogene said, “Definitely, what God does not ordain will not work. Some Nigerians have continued to suppress Igbo and have done much to deny them opportunity to become president of Nigeria, but God in heaven, who is the Alpha and Omega has the final say. We are praying. The way things are going, we might for the first time, have a God-annointed leader in 2023. The election may be full of surprises. It will be full of God’s handiwork.
On his message to Nigerian youths, he thanked Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo for his youth-driven government. “If you look at his appointments, you will find out that more than 70 per cent of the youth constitute his government. He is trying to train and produce future leaders. He has shifted from the tradition of recycling old politicians. With his system, there is hope for producing leaders with respect and discipline.” Ogene stated.
On his part, pioneer President of Sacred Heart Society, Ikenna Emejulu charged the faithful to embrace prayerful life, adding that society could be better when they seek the right path through prayer.
Contributing, President, League of Sacred Heart, Ekwulobia Diocese, Michael Okoye Asiegbu called on the faithful and all citizens to take a cue from Onitsha Archbishop, Most Rev. Valerie Okeke’s message and deepen their love for others at all times.
Calling attention of the populace to blending spiritually with social responsibility, one of the strong supporters of the organisation, Isaac Emeka Ugbor charged all citizens to engage in the coming presidential election with a mindset of electing God-fearing person.
‘Let us go for what we want and not be driven by pecunia interests,” he advised