The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Enugu, the Most Rev Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma at Ekwueme commendation service who preached the sermon, hit hard on Nigerian politicians, accusing them of being self-centred. This, he said, negated the kind of politics the late Ekwueme played while he was alive.
Bishop Chukwuma told the legion of politicians who were present at the service that they were playing politics of personal aggrandisement, adding, “Recycling yourselves in politics is a disgrace.” Chukwuma whose message at the sermon was “How prepared are you?” said the problem with politicians is that most of them do not have other careers aside playing politics.
He said; Thus said the Lord, set thy house in order, for thou shall die and not live. He explained further saying, "set thy house in order" was what the prophets told Isaiah. If I come to you Excellencies and tell you, set your house or set your state in order you will die. You will send the DSS behind me, but if they come the angels of God will defend me.