Wike to Christian leaders: Encourage members to contest political offices

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Moboluwade Tobiloba




The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has urged Christian leaders in the country to encourage their congregation members to contest for political positions in order to produce suitable leaders.

He stated this in a statement issued by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, titled ‘Church of Nigeria honours Wike, Sanwo-Olu, Akeredolu, others’.

In the statement, Wike encouraged the church to be concerned about politics, saying its members ought to be part of the governance process ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The governor further stated that the era where Christians leave governance to politicians was gone, adding the effects of bad governance would affect the churchs as well.

He said, “You must be part of choosing leadership. Don’t say you have no role, you have a role. When you don’t participate, bad leaders will emerge and when bad leadership emerges, you are part of it.

“You must encourage your people to be part of leadership. I didn’t go to any school to study leadership.”

Wike decried the inherent injustice that has characterized the Nigerian State, and urged the church to speak against sociopolitical issues adversely affecting the progress of the country.


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