Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ohaji/Egbema in Imo State, Rt. Revd. Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku, has warned members of the House of Representatives against taking Nigerians for granted as the crisis in the House portrays in recent times.
Oparaojiaku gave the warning at the weekend during the presentation of his address at the 2nd Session of the 2nd Synod of the diocese held at St. Paul ‘s Church Obitti-Ohaji.
The prelate who strongly condemned what he described as a show of shame by the lawmakers as witnessed by Nigerians last month observed that the federal legislators, by their conduct, portrayed the nation in bad light.
“There is no justifiable reason why law makers could paint Nigerians in such an embarrassing circumstance at a time the whole Nigerians and the world are expecting a long overdue change,” he said.
The Bishop expressed doubt over the ability of the lawmakers to bring about the change promised Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari with the way they have started.
While also urging the people to pray for the present crop of leaders, Bishop Oparaojiaku appealed to the political parties in the country to call their legislators to order, insisting that the country was bigger than both the interest of political parties and individuals.
The Bishop, who congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory during the last general elections, urged him to heed the advice of the out gone President Goodluck Jonathan against selective probe of the last administration if he wants to succeed in the fight against corruption.
He recalled that the former President, before handing over, had admonished President Buhari that the probe of his government alone would amount to witch-hunt.
The cleric equally advised the new administration to investigate the indiscriminate allocation of oil wells and oil fields before this administration came on board, saying the cabals must be made to surrender all the oil wells and oil fields, including marginal wells.