The Archbishop of Aba, the Most Rev. Ikechi Nwosu August 17, 2011Posted by geoconger in Church of Nigeria.
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The House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria has elected the Bishop of Umuahia, the Rt. Rev. Ikechi Nwachukwu Nwosu to serve as the next archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Aba. He will succeed the Most Rev. Ugochukwu Uwaoma Ezuoke who is retiring.
Past performance appears to have been a guide for future behavior as this election, held at the House of Bishops meeting at the Ibru Center in Agbarha-Otor, Delta State on July 6, mirrored the pattern of the 2003 election for an Archbishop of Aba.
In 2003, the Bishop of Aba Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Augustine Iwuagwu retired. He was succeeded by the Bishop of Umuahia, the Rt. Rev. Ugochukwu Ezuoke, and Dr. Nwosu was elected to be the new Bishop of Umuahia.
At this election Archbishop Ezuoke is being succeeded by Bishop Nwosu as Archbishop of Aba. He remains Bishop of Umuahia.
The installation of the new archbishop will take place on Oct 11, 2011 at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Umuahia.
Here is a link to the announcement from the Church of Nigeria.
Archbishop Nwosu was in England in 2009 and preached at Christ Church, Virginia Water. Here is a link to his talk on the cost of discipleship. The new archbishop is a member of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA) Theological Resource Group. He is also the Church of Nigeria’s episcopal delegate to the Anglican Consultative Council.