Udofia Accuses Leaders of Playing Irresponsible Politics
His Eminence, Most Revd. Emmanuel Josiah Udofia, Primate of the African Church and President of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), has accused Nigerian leaders of playing politics with the lives of its citizens.
The clergy stated this in a chat with journalists from the Independent Newspaper.
According to him, “It is quite unfortunate that some of our politicians who claim to stand for fighting corruption in the country are caught in the same web. If by the way fighting against corruption as loudly announced in the country we still see this kind of things happening even from the league of people whom we think are fighting against corruption, then I can only pray for quick divine intervention in the country.
“I just want to encourage the true and genuine Christians as we prepare for the general election in 2019 to please perform their civic responsibilities by voting according to their consciences.
“I would like to charge our leaders and the security agencies to be plain and stop playing politics with people’s lives, we should value human lives and be committed to keeping them safe above everything else. A country that is not secure cannot enjoy the best from its citizens, please let us all join hands to fight insecurity without any tribal sentiment.”
He called on Christians to be responsible citizens by getting involved in and playing active roles in the electoral process.
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