The Vicar of Holy Trinity Church,(Anglican Communion), Diocese of Kubwa, Abuja, Ven. Samuel Akale, on Sunday admonished Nigerians not to be carried away by empty promises of politicians ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Akale gave the advice during the church annual Harvest Thanksgiving service in Abuja.He noted that Nigerians, from past experience, are easily deceived by vain promises and monetary stipends given to them to gain their votes during elections.
The Vicar urged Nigerians not to be deceived anymore by the stipends that politicians who need power come around to share during elections.The cleric said they should rather support leaders who have the interest of the nation at heart to emerge in 2019.
“Nigerian politics is all about selfish gains and not about the nation.“Nigerians should be wise and look for leaders who are after the interest of the nation and not personal interests.
“If that is done, I believe that things will take shape. Whoever has good motives for Nigerians and can move this country forward, irrespective of political party, Nigerians should support, and not be carried away by empty promises.
“Political impact in Nigeria is felt negatively because there is a lot of cry in the country that things are not working well.
“As a leader, you should not promise the people what you cannot do, our leaders should live by example,” he said.
Akale also called on Nigerians to seek God’s healing for the nation and shun wickedness, especially as the elections approach.According to him, the nation needs total divine healing and recovery.
“As a people, we need to humble ourselves, turn from our wicked ways and more earnestly seek God in prayers for His mercies, help and restoration,” he said.
He called on political leaders to create confidence in the minds of Nigerians by ensuring transparency in governance.He said with this, Nigerians would trust them with their lives and support them in the forthcoming elections.
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