- Most Reverend Asefila Abidoye, the spiritual father of the C&S movement, has said that youths need to take over Nigeria’s leadership because elders have failed the country
- He, however, urged them not to disappoint the nation and their constituents when they eventually get elected into political office
- Abidoye also called on Christians across the nation to get involved in politics and not see it as a dirty game
As the 2019 general elections approach, Most Reverend Asefila Abidoye, the spiritual father of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church worldwide, has said that the elders have failed Nigeria, and urged the nations’ youths to take over the mantle of leadership, Tribune reports.
The 98-year-old spiritual father made the comment on Tuesday, April 24, during a chat with journalists at his church’s international headquarters, Galilee Land, Orile Igbon, along Ogbomoso/Ilorin expressway.
NAIJ.com gathers that Adiboye said youths would be able to correct what had gone wrong in the nation when in leadership positions; noting that they are capable of bringing vigour, vibrancy and modern technology into governance.
He said: “It has already been established that the youth constitute the largest percentage of the population; and with the challenges already created by the elders of the country and support given by some elders, it is an opportunity for them to wake up and be fully prepared to take over mantle of leadership from the elders.”
However, he urged them not to disappoint the nation and their constituents when they eventually get elected into political office, saying, “from whom much is given, much is also expected.”
Adiboye appealed to Nigerians to go and get their PVC’s, and urged them to vote according to their conscience and not collect money from politicians, which he said “really amounts to mortgaging our lives and that of future generations.”
He also called on Christians across the nation to get involved in politics and not see it as a dirty game.
In his words: “We have passed that stage in Nigeria; but in case there are still few Christians especially those to be ordained, still looking at politics as a dirty game, this is the time they should make up their minds and go into the game and make the difference because the word of God says you are the light of the world."
In a related development, NAIJ.com previously reported that former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda, declared that it is time for old generation politicians to leave the stage and to pave way for the younger ones to steer the ship of the state.
Babangida, who spoke in Minna, capital of Niger state, insisted that the old generation have overstayed in the corridor for too long, and, within the period, have failed the country.
The former leader made the call when a new political movement, “The New Nigeria” led by its leader, Moses Siloko Siasia, visited him at his Hilltop Residence in Minna.
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