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Friday, 7 November 2014

Photos: Catholic priest to contest for Governor of Cross River state

Roman Catholic Priest, Rev Fr Francis Agantem Eworo of the Ogoja Diocese in Cross Rivers state, has signified interest in running for governor of the state in the 2015 general election. 

At a media parley held recently, Rev. Fr Eworo told newsmen that he intends to contest on the platform of PDP and if elected as Governor, would focus on youth development among others

Father Eworo who says he has been involved in the politics of the PDP since 1999, was ordained a priest in 1977 and has served in various parishes of the Catholic Church in Ogoja, Ikom, Uruan, Calabar, and Akwa Ibom State. Is it OK for a Catholic priest to want to run for election?

104 comments:

Jennykiss said...

Naaa...

This isn't true or possible.

There must be something wrong with the info, the archdiocese, or the claim that he's a "catholic priest"

Eugenia said...

You can not serve God and Man at the same time. I don't see how that can be possible.

Olamilekan Yusuph said...

Interesting

Anonymous said...

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ary said...

I don't that there is anything wrong with it but I know one of his functions will suffer and I want to bet that it is the church that will!

Rose John said...

It's not ok @ all, Wetin e wan go there. Politics is a no go area 4 a priest @ all. Rozay talking

Don Meritson Mba said...

PADRE please stay outta naija politics,its very dirty..


#GodblessNigeria

dhobiz said...

I don't think it's okay,it will take him away from his main job which is preaching the gospel,I hope the church doesn't support this.

Anonymous said...

We need men of good honour in our politics cos our normal leaders have failed. even pastors should join the race.

But on second thought our politics in Nigeria is too messy for a man of God to come in.

Soon they will hunt him down with a gun or set him up to fail or get him involved in corruption just like they did to Pastor Oritsejafor . so NO NO

Anonymous said...

Why not?.Is he not a human being.The late Rev.Fr Moses Adasu was governor of Benue state.

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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End time rev father....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Shina Shine said...

I find it hard to trust pastors & priest in this 21 century. I hope he will maintain integrity & dignity cos politics is very dirty

BORN TO SHINE!!!

Bola Stephen said...

priest is going there to preach the word of GOD. BUT TO ME IS NOT OK.

Jude said...

Very much ok, you can't defeat the devil if he is in control. If we must move forward, good men must be in position of authority

Anonymous said...

if im become Governor,who will now be the First lady of the State?

Richie said...

Everybody is just going into politics. God help Nigeria

Mike Arinzechi said...

Ofcourse der is nothing wrong wit it

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Hmmm Padre I wish you the very best.
We can't expect bad people to wash their hands in the murky water of Nigerian politics,and rub us cleans hands.
Good people are needed in Nigerian politics to effect the needed change.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

EbonyAma said...

Chai, oh my priest y? Y oh y my priest? Who corrupted u dis way?

Uche Emma said...

Please ooo

christie benjamin said...

All I can say is......what a musician can do priests can do it better......I hate religion cum politics......******QUEENMAYA*******

Alloy Chikezie said...

I am finding it very difficult to comprehend this news.


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Olaleye Adisa said...

Rev Francis want to cut his share from the government money. No wahala, he should come and try his luck.
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Miss Port Harcourt said...

OMG! You don't say, this is forbidden. He chose a vocation to serve God, why run for a Gubernatorial election.

snowflix said...

It is getting so interesting ny the day *smh* #onelovefromSnow#

Anonymous said...

Na die! Full details on Bauchi Bomb blast

Miss Port Harcourt said...

OMG! You don't say, this is forbidden. He chose a vocation to serve God, why run for a Gubernatorial election.

Anonymous said...

First to Comment....Yippeee

I think it is perfect for a real man of God to rule...In the Bible the Church played in vital role in running the State. In some cases the leader of the State was also a priest. In the book of Judges Deborah was Judge over Israel (at that time a judge could be likened to a King/Queen as he/she lead the state), she was also prophetess and a wife. This means she acted in triple capacity.

The reason why we are where we are today is because the Church has left politics/ruling in the hands of hoodlums/evil men.

It is now time time for the Church to take up leadership and set examples.

Please note that to bring about the change Nigeria needs we must beginning to step into positions of leadership. This change will never come if the good people of God (with vision and genuine passion to serve) sit back and watch the militants, Boko Bois and all sorts of evil men take power....saying that "politics is for the world"...says who??? This change we are all talking about, SO WHO WILL BRING THIS CHANGE IN NIGERIA... is it the militants or Boko Haram or those evil people with no vision or passion to serve the people of Nigeria????

Please lets rethink and begin to act... If you are a Priest ,and you have leadership qualities, and you have a passion for Nigeria, and you have the calling to serve your people please arise and take up your rightful position and change Nigeria for the best...Nothing should stop you...

Anonymous said...

wow

Anonymous said...

Yes, why not. If he is truly genuine he will bring moral + discipline among Nigeria Youths mostly not to dose over grown babies. #########OTUoCHA

EbonyAma said...

Chai, oh my priest y? Y oh y my priest? Who corrupted u dis way?

Anonymous said...

If and when he coughs out 11M to buy form. Then I'll spare a comment for him

APRIL said...

CAPITAL NOOOO

Anonymous said...

Totally wrong... He has missed the point of his calling. Religion & Nigerian politics is not sane for any human being not to talk of a Catholic priest.

APRIL said...

CAPITAL NOOOOO

Nnenne George said...

Even Rev too??? Dis is becoming so ridiculousđŸ˜„

Jenyking Ekemezie said...

Ar u for real.

Anonymous said...

Rev. Fr Adasu did that in Benue State.

Jenyking Ekemezie said...

If I hear say em win, make I know why.

Jenyking commenting via #etsalat

@MeetdrealEvans said...

If his going in2 politics, he must be getting d V too..

Anonymous said...

He's been a political king-maker & core member of PDP in Ogoja & CRS. Nothing wrong if he'll be like Joseph in the Bible. Linda 1997 or 1977.

Anonymous said...

Father Eworo has been the spiritual adviser of the Cross River state's PDP since 1999....

Anonymous said...

There's no rule that say it isn't ok na.. May d best man win..

Anonymous said...

nawa ooo this man.better face your church.

paul aina said...

There is nothing bad about it. It is better he participates and make a useful impact unless he will continue to pray for what he can change with his hands.If we say governance and politics are for the devil and we shy away from it in the name of politics is a dirty game, then Nigeria will continue to be ruled by the mediocre.So it is a good decision

Anonymous said...

na wao.. Rev father! Evrybdy wants d national cake o
na only God go save us for dis country. Nafisato4@gmail.com

mopelove... said...

Thief...

Catwalk With Pat said...

Say what??? I mean how can he combine service to God with service to the people. All these my Catholic fadas be falling my hand, haba!

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Anonymous said...

Y nt he Shuld b given chance abeg.afta all pastors do do contest....

Anonymous said...

It is not right for a priest to start contesting for political offices because there is a big difference between spiritual leadership and political rulership. The priest is there to pray for and assist 'those' in power, not to be one of them. A Catholic Priest has not much more to do other than the spiritual and moral wellbeing of the church. Note! "A good man with good intentions need not an association with ungodly people with unholy intentions". ....@high chief priest.

Anonymous said...

Who will be de 1st lady?? Nd in all dese corruption in Nija, how will he focus on his faith?? @least tank God he didn't say is God dat asked him to run 4 it.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Catholic but truthfully i'm not in support of this. If I where 2 b in dat state I won't vote 4 him.. No matter hw good he is ppl will still talk trash n thereby bringing insults 2 d catholic home.. *Popewherearethou?

Angel Judith said...

A very good development. Yes it is absolutely Ok

ROBOT said...

linda whaT is your own wiTh caTholics...mind your biz and sTop haTTing

Anonymous said...

For what naa. Make the man chill

Bolaji Quadri said...

If u want to be a pastor, be a pastor full time. If u want to be a politician, be a politician. Shey u wan mix church money with politics money?

wildcard08062682912 said...

i know God is watching...and soon he will arise and cast them dat fit into the lake of fire

Subomi said...

oh well, he is an adult, he is a Nigerian.. why not

Anonymous said...

Nope its not right, who send am ?

CHIBUZOR IGWAH said...

And the Lord said: Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men ( Isaiah 29:13 )

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 7:21-23)

Anonymous said...

Why not Linda. A warm welcome development. Do you rather an unbeliever? Kudos Rev gentleman

Chinonye Sarah said...

Hell no! Its not okay! Haba! Enough of this madness biko.... Padre, please go and re-read your odination vow cos e be like say u don dey use style forget ​​A̶̲̥̅♏! I want to believe u have good intentions of saving the world and all buh please, this direaction is a NO NO! The pulpit is preferable

Oby said...

Bizarre! I don't see anything wrong in it but it's strange, I guess bcos we'v not seen it before.

Doris Ohagudo said...

Yes o its possible we need more clergy men in politics. If u have the fear of God u will never embezzle government money. But PDP is the wrong party. Good luck fat

Anonymous said...

Not Ok!! Priest take a cue from the most holy high priest Jesus Christ. Your calling is not to hold political office. Abi you don't understand the meaning of priest? Jesus preached to love and forgiveness not politics.

Anonymous said...

Shoooo see my relative oo..nice one..yes Linda priests can b governors..benue state had one during shagari time..

Anonymous said...

Oga respect urself please.

Anonymous said...

All we need in this country is positive changes......if he feels he can do something tangible nd positive den y stop him. those who r into it do they hav two heads....

Highly-Favoured said...

God had finally remembered Cross River State. Northern Cross River especially needs divine intervention as they are so so impoverished. Ride on Rev. I see nothing wrong on a priest contesting. As long as u will rule with the fear of God.

Anonymous said...

He is da only credible and promising aspiriant. Go ahead Father we re solidly behind you

Anonymous said...

OK na

Anonymous said...

if u win who wil be 1st lady? Polities is not region pls my priest u can do more beta in d church. Thks

Zenki Moye Brown said...

Haba Father......

Anonymous said...

This is d best thing ever said #Well done

Anonymous said...

Wow dat great

APPLE said...

Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

U hate religion yet ur bearing christie benjamin. Both ur names r christian names why not change them first. Moron
@ssenayon

Joachim Agha said...

"Nigerian Politics is dirty, Nigerian Nigerian politics is dirty" who will clean it up? If you are busy wondering how he will "cough out" 11 million, u must have forgotten that the catholic church is the richest organisation in the world. it is not strange for a priest to serve in more than one capacity. Some of my lecturers in the university were catholic priests. haven't you seen a priest who is a medical doctor, or don't u know there are catholic priests who are colonels and major generals in the Nigerian Army. do we keep on folding our arms while things go wrong? I tire o

Anonymous said...

"Nigerian Politics is dirty, Nigerian Nigerian politics is dirty" who will clean it up? If you are busy wondering how he will "cough out" 11 million, u must have forgotten that the catholic church is the richest organisation in the world. it is not strange for a priest to serve in more than one capacity. Some of my lecturers in the university were catholic priests. haven't you seen a priest who is a medical doctor, or don't u know there are catholic priests who are colonels and major generals in the Nigerian Army. do we keep on folding our arms while things go wrong? I tire o

Anonymous said...

Nothing wey person no go see. Someone's problem is the office of the first lady. That office is unconstitutional. It is just a huge conduit pipe that left us the way we are

Shina Shine said...

*21th

Kyriakis. said...

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law, canon 278 paragraph 3, "Clerics (catholic deacons, priests and bishops) are to refrain from establishing or participating in associations whose purpose cannot be reconciled with the obligations proper to the clerical state or can prevent the diligent fulfillment of the function entrusted to them bu competent ecclestical authority." This canon saw these groups (politics etc) as sowing division in the Christian community and blurring the priestly mission.

PURPLE said...

Lol. Stupid boy

Cornel said...

Sister d story is as real as it gets...was suprised when I saw his posters

Anonymous said...

U re d bigger thief Ewu....

osiaigbotsua said...

I think it's a good development cuz we all complaining bout the society but the truth is theo only way we can get the change we. Desire is by bein part of the system God I'd not gonna com don to earth to save Nigeria it's up 2 we the tru Christians to change it n d only way. That can happen is if we partake n the system

Final year project said...

Na wa ooo

Sope Edwards said...

nooooo

Bunny said...

..And Linda reported it straight no funny notes, no sarcasm bcos its a priest. If na pastor now she go start with 'lol' etc. If u like vex n not post this.

ben cite said...

Everyone is saying politics of naija is a very dirty game, yes I agree with y'all, but who's going to clean it up I ask? Someone messed it up afterall, so somebody gotta clean it up too, am 100% in support of the priest who wants to run for the office of the governor, afterall the Holy book says "When the righteous is on the throne, the people rejoice..." my only fear is if he can win, and again when he does, hope he's not gonna change his values, may God's will be done.

teebabe said...

Olodo, 21st

Anonymous said...

Remember Fr Moses Adasu from Benue? He eventually won and became the governor but was suspended from priesthood

Anonymous said...

It's high time church takes over

Precious Pearl said...

Lol...is that your problem?

Sir Sokari Dappa Andrew-Jaja said...

It is okay under the Nigerian Constitution, which is the supreme law. But who will be first lady in Cross River State?

Anonymous said...

He is a Nigerian and has the same right as everyone. He is a Priest does not make him less qualified. Fr should contest bo!!!

uche maxwell said...

If it is true, then methinks it is very very unwise of him. He should either first, resign or focus on his calling.
Cos in politics, you go in a saint, & 99% of the time, come out a sinner.

Donatus Chiedu said...

Is not the first time, till today the best Governor is a Catholic priest, i have forgotten his but he have to step aside as an officiating priest till he is through with partisan politics, is against the Catholics nons for an officiating priest to also be involve in partisan politics. but the Church is not against politics.

Donatus Chiedu said...

Is not the first time, till today the best Governor is a Catholic priest, i have forgotten his but he have to step aside as an officiating priest till he is through with partisan politics, is against the Catholics nons for an officiating priest to also be involve in partisan politics. but the Church is not against politics.

Anonymous said...

Canon 285 of the 1983 Codex Iuris Canoniciis a provision of Roman Catholic canon law that prohibits members of the Catholic clergy from doing things that are “unbecoming” or “foreign to the clerical state.”[3] In addition, it prohibits diocesan priests and bishops from serving in “public offices which entail a participation in the exercise of civil power.”

dmj said...

He is a human being and he is within his right as a Nigerian. I hope his mind is in the right place tho. May God give you strength for the journey.

joy jin nwasoka said...

May God see him through.......funny stories all the time.....

Anonymous said...

BAD leaders are elected by Good people who do not VOTE.....who else should clean up the mess if not good "GODLY" people like this Reverend Father....Please i support you 10000000000000000% sir....go ahead!!!!!

Anonymous said...

A group of youth known as "The Unifier CRS 2015" bought the forms for him on Nov 6, and by November 7, the form had been completed by the required number party members from he three Senatorial Districts.

Rev. Fr. Francis Agantem Eworo will be Governor of Cross River State, come 2015 because God wants that for the state, and the youth believe it! They are selling their houses, cars, properties and all to ensure that he meets the base requirements of his party - after which the rest of the processes are theirs to decide!!!

They will vote him into office to Unify Cross River State and restore her lost Glory.

A politician of a kind, who does not practice nor preach money politics, rather a politics of belief in a cause for what is right! Grandfathers are campaigning for him. Mothers are praying for him, and sons are working tirelessly for his cause - without him offering a Naira!

Isn't that what we should all look for in our fledgling democracy?

God bless your cause and what it stands for, Rev. Fr. Francis Agantem Eworo.

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