Cleric warns politicians against desperation

The Vice Chairman of the Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria in Akwa Ibom State, Apostle Ime George, has asked politicians in the country to exercise caution and avoid desperation.
Reacting to the killing of three All Progressives Congress members in Akwa Ibom State during the party’s primaries last week, the cleric said it was a pity that an exercise which was supposed to produce credible leaders for the running of the country resulted in bloodshed.
Speaking on the forthcoming first national crusade of The Apostolic Church in Uyo on Tuesday, the cleric explained that the desire to get power at all costs usually produced men who were not the best for the country.
He said he had addressed all the church workers under his jurisdiction about what roles they should play before, during and after elections.
George, who is also the Uyo Field Superintendent of the church, said the theme of the crusade came from Ezekiel, 37:5, which said that the dry bones shall live.
“Politicians are crazy about power and that is why every one of them wants to get power at all costs.”
“I addressed all The Apostolic Church staff members on October 4. I took the time to talk to them about the lust. The Bible tells us not to love the world and the things in the world.
“Don’t go to the extent of killing somebody because of power. Emulate President Muhammadu Buhari. He has a waiting attitude; he became Nigeria’s President after the fourth attempt,” he said.
The cleric thanked the Akwa Ibom State Government for granting the church the venue for the crusade.

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