Onyelibor in an interview with newsmen in Abakaliki as part of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Diocese stressed that although the Anglican Comm from the eastern part of the world totally condemned homo-sexualism, same sex marriage and their likes, it would never break away from the church world wide as according to him, "it is better to fight from within than from outside".
While stressing that “we are Anglicans, we will remain Anglicans and also die as Anglicans” Onyeibor stated "same sex marriage is condemned by the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Comm. What is not in the Bible will not hold. We are against homosexual marriage. If we find any one in such thing here, the person is going, we don't encourage such. African culture condemns it and Bible too condemns it in its entirety," he stated.
Speaking further on the Anglican diocese of Abakaliki, the Bishop noted that St. Peter's Cathedral Abakaliki came into being on February 15, 1959 when about 601 Anglicans assembled and worshipped at the hall but was objected to by Presbyterian Church authority through the Christian Council of Nigeria.
He stated that the objection was considered relevant because Anglican Church and other cooperating churches were not allowed to establish in Abakaliki area because of the agreement adding further that between 1981 and 1986 the church suffered ‘terrible’ set back. He stated that three ordained ministers and one lay education died in ghastly motor accidents on different occasions along Enugu-Abakaliki highway.
Onyeibor said the Abakaliki parish was inaugurated Archdeaconry on April 2, 1989 and on April 3, 1989 but the registrar of the then Enugu Diocese took the Bishop, chancellor, the synod secretary, the Enugu Diocese, the Abakalki parish as well as others to court to stop the creation or cancel it.
According to Onyeibor, in 2007 three Missionary Dioceses; Afikpo, Ikwo and Ngbo were inaugurated and their Diocesans enthroned, adding that "50% of the period was a period of ups and downs, roses and thorns, of tribulations and jubilations and a period of divine blessings never a curse".