28th March, 2011
The Methodist Church of Nigeria, Diocese of Remo, has called on the federal government to uphold the popular slogan of one man, one vote to ensure free, fair and transparent elections in April.
A statement signed by Rev. Babatunde A. Taiwo, Bishop, Diocese of Remo, Rev. Ade Ademilua, Synod Secretary and Chief O.A. Jibodu (KJW), Lay President made available to P.M.NEWS, stated that all forms of political thuggery should be visited with stiff penalty by the law enforcement agents without fair or favour.
â€œThe political situation in the country is most unhealthy andÂ worrisome. The leadership of the country is hereby called upon to ensure that there is sanity in the polity.
â€œAlso, special appeal goes to the federal government to listen to the cry of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, to ensure the implementation of the National Minimum Wage already passed into law by the National Assembly.
â€œThe economic development of the nation has been stalled by reason of non-performance of the power sector and the continuing deterioration of our roads,â€ they added.
The synod called on the federal government to pay attention to the critical sectors of the economy.