- Some delegates to the 30th Annual Synod of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, Diocese of Owo, Ondo state have called for Christians active participation in politics and governance
- They faulted the impression that politics is a dirty game, stressing that it would remain so if spiritually enlightened minds were not involved in polity
- The church urged eligible voters to secure their voter cards and ready to vote in 2019, stressing that the umpire on election matters should remain unbiased
Some delegates to the 30th Annual Synod of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, Diocese of Owo, Ondo state pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to provide relief on the present hardship in the country.
The Nation reports Diocesan Bishop, Reverend Solomon Adegbite urged Christians in politics to make the difference, rather than messing up the name of Christ and the Church in political arena.
Adegbite said: ''As things are we have not had it rosy, the common man on the streets cannot afford three square meals, it baffled recently that some hungry Nigerians were exhuming chicken buried at a site by the custom officers.
''The situation has gone so bad in Nigeria where we are blessed with Natural Resources in an unprecedented measure, this boils to bad leadership.
''Security challenge has become part of our daily routine, herdsmen are on rampage everywhere and much is not being done to curb their wanton destruction of lives and property all over Nigeria.''
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The church called for reinforcement of principle of Federal Character in the distribution of offices, saying there was no area in the country deprived of competent hands in any field of endeavor.
It urged eligible voters to secure their voter cards and ready to vote in 2019, stressing that the umpire on election matters should remain unbiased and
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari assured Nigerians of his continuous commitment to serving the nation, attributing his recent convalescence to a divine act of the almighty God.
This was contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu on Monday, September 4. Receiving associations of farmers, businessmen, youths, elders and politicians from Katsina at his country home, President Buhari said he returned to the country with renewed hope and strength to pursue policies that will improve the livelihood of the people, and reposition Nigeria for good.
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