Anglican Communion Nigeria elects Nicholas Okoh as its new Primate to replace Peter Akinola who is retiring March 2010
He will succeed the Most Rev. Peter Akinola as Primate of the Church of Nigeria.
Archbishop Okoh was one of several bishops and archbishops who convened the Global Anglican Future Conference. He is a former officer of the Nigerian army and is chairman of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission.
The Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) congratulated the Church of Nigeria on its choice.
“Archbishop Okoh is a Godly leader and CANA is delighted that he will be leading the Church of Nigeria. He is strong supporter of CANA and the Anglican Church in North America, and has been instrumental in helping to advance the orthodox Anglican GAFCON movement.
Archbishop Okoh is committed to spreading the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
He is a personal friend, and I’m pleased that he is stepping into this leadership role during this crucial time in the life of the worldwide Anglican Communion,” said CANA Missionary Bishop Martyn Minns