The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has implored Christian leaders in Nigeria to inspire their members to contest for political offices in order to produce good leaders.
This was contained in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Kelvin Ebiri, titled ‘Church of Nigeria honours Wike, Sanwo-Olu Akerelodu, others’.
According to the statement, Wike stated that a situation whereby Christians abandon governance for politicians alone is no longer obtainable.
He added that the effect of bad leadership would also affect the church if they remain indifferent to issues of governance.
“You must be part of choosing leadership. Don’t say you have no role you have a role. When you don’t participate, bad leaders will emerge and when bad leadership emerges, you are part of it.
“You must encourage your people to be part of leadership. I didn’t go to any school to study leadership.
“So, nobody should say that as a Christian you cannot be a governor, no. The head of SUBEB in my state is a priest and you can see the leadership he has given to that agency today.
“You will feel proud about it. That used to be the most corrupt agency, but today it is headed by a priest and you can see the difference,” the governor stated.
Besides, he condemned the inherent injustice that has characterised the Nigerian State, and appealed to the church to speak against socio-political issues affecting the progress of the country.