Tweeps have knocked an Anglican Bishop, Rt. Rev. Onyeka Onyia of the Nike Diocese in Enugu State, for kneeling before the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu, Barr. Peter Mbah.
Viral video of the incident showed moment where the priest went on his knees to convince Mbah to relocate his seat to the front row in the church.
Despite the pleads, Mbah chose to remain on his seat.
The incident was said to have occurred during a thanksgiving service in honour of a former minister of power and steel, Venerable Prof. Chinedu Nebo
The incident has continued to generate mixed reactions as some berated the priest for kneeling down before Mbah.
Below are some reactions culled from Twitter.
@EmekaOkechukwu, tweeted, “Good gesture but the clergy that kneel to beg him disgrace the church and his office i heard he’s a bishop for that matter”.
@Hewah, tweeted, “The clergy no get self respect. And Mba himself is not responsible for coming late to functions.”
@ChuksEzeoma, tweeted, “This bishop is not what anything. Very shameful”.
@OneChuk80, tweeted, “Some men of God are the ones festering corruption. Shame ob this shameless “bishop” and others like him. You can’t degrade christianity.”
@AdaMbaise, tweeted, “That drama was not necessary he said no the priest would have respected that”.