Born-Again Christians should take over political leadership – Cleric
By Phil Okose, Onitsha
Nigerians have been urged to choose born-again Christians for appointive and elective leadership posts rather than allow persons of questionable characters with intention to loot treasury get to power.
The General Overseer, National Holy Ghost Church of Christ International, Archbishop Dr. (Mrs) Cynthia Adaoma Josephson, made the call during investiture of Rev. Jude Enemuochukwu, as bishop at Wonder City Palace Church, Obosi, Idemili North local government area, Anambra state.
Bishop Josephson harped that the Nigerian leaders have largely failed to live up to their responsibilities or electoral promises because, “they are not born again.”
She argued: “They don’t have the fear of God in them; if they had the fear of God in them, there are things that would irritate them; they will be conscious of heaven.
“If they had God in mind, there are things that they would not do, like stealing money, doing evil things. They will be conscious of heaven. I pray that the mind of God will come upon the leaders to have the mind of Christ; our country will be a better place to live in.”
Also, in his sermon during the consecration, the Presiding Archbishop, Prof. Emma David Okafor, Apostle of new covenant, and presently Archbishop Masterseed Pentecostal College of Bishops and Ministers Network, disclosed that EndSARS, Boko Haram, armed robbery, among others were caused by evil at the high places.
“Government needs to look back at the people they are governing. We try to encourage people, when we ordain them. I will continue to pray for my good friend, President Muhammadu Buhari, because, the people surrounding him are his problem,” he added.
On ASUU warning that it would embark on her own protest, he said that protest was not the best way to address issues, but the last resort. “Government needs to start repositioning, find a way of organising the youths in the country, so that we can have replacement of government. Any government that does not have the power to better the society should be changed.”
In his response after his consecration, Bishop Enemuo thanked all that came to witness the event, including the college of Bishops, and vowed to abide by his oath of office.