Nigeria: Akinola’s Successor to Emerge Before December

From AllAfrica.com

A successor to replace Archbishop Peter Akinola, as primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), would be elected before December.

The Registrar of the church, Mr Abraham Yisa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Abuja, that the office of the primate would become vacant by March 2010, when Akinola would have completed his ten-year tenure.

“By the provisions of the constitution, we must elect a new primate at least three months before the expiration of his tenure.

“This is to enable the new primate to understudy a kind of handover,” he said.

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