- Archbishop Leonard Kawas has joined FCT senatorial race ahead of 2019
- He said when elected, he would change the orientation of the red chambers to ensure that the Nigerians are put first in every decision taken
- The archbishop also decried what he describes as marginalisation of the indigenes of the FCT, and promised to address it if elected come 2019
The general overseer of World Harvest ministry, archbishop Professor Leonard Kawas has joined the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) senatorial race under the platform of Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).
Nigerian Tribune reports that while picking his nomination firm at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, Archbishop Kawas said when elected, he would change the orientation of the red chambers to ensure that the Nigerians are put first in every decision taken.
NAIJ.com gathered that he also decried what he describes as marginalisation of the indigenes of the FCT, and promised to address it if elected come 2019.
“Am coming to the National Assembly to bring a new orientation, an orientation of servant leadership. Servant leadership means that we are there to hold leadership as a trust from God on behalf of the people.
“Every leader, when God gives you the opportunity to be a leader, it is trust from God on behalf of the people. Therefore you must work for the people to ensure that you end poverty, that you end sufferings, that you are no struggle, people are suffering too much in this country.
“I want to lead an orientation for our leaders, beginning from the National Assembly, because that’s where the laws of our nation are made and nobody is above the law, so if nobody is above the law, then we must pay close to attention to where our laws are made”, Kawas said.
On marginalisation of FCT indigenes, he said: “there is marginalisation of the original indigenes of FCT, by now I expected that there is office of Mayor and a Mayoral Council ought to have been created to accommodate the indigenes of FCT, but that has not been done, 19 years of democracy, and we have not taken care of the indigenes of FCT.”
While presenting the nomination form to the candidate, the national chairman of FJP, Dr Onwubuya Breakforth said that the party was coming to reclaim Nigeria and bring in good leadership for the country.
His words: “Freedom and Justice Party is like a moving train to reclaim Nigeria, as you can bear me witness, Nigeria and the people of Nigeria are in tears, in tears of Boko Haram, kidnapping, herdsmen attack, and all manners of vices in the nation.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that three from the seven gubernatorial aspirants stepped down before the commencement of the PDP primaries in Benue. The aspirants, Dave Iorhembe, Gabriel Nyitse and Joe Iorapuu, all accepted to step aside in the interest of the party.
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