The new Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Oliver Aba, has called on the political class, the candidates of various political parties, and their supporters to focus on issue-based campaigns.
The Prelate made the call in Lagos during his investiture as the leader of Methodists in Nigeria and some countries in West Africa.
According to a statement made available to The PUNCH by the church’s Media, Public Relations, and Strategic Communications Advisor, Rev. Oladapo Daramola, on Monday, Aba advised citizens at home and in the diaspora to intensify their prayers in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
He said, “Electioneering campaigns should be more civil and issue-based considering the fact that the singular purpose of governance which they are all aspiring to do is to serve and bring succour to citizens who are suffering and are desirous of a better living condition.
“We must address the challenges confronting our nation with prayers and more prayers. While it is the responsibility of governments at all levels to develop policies capable of solving the mirage of problems facing us as a country, we as citizens have the corresponding responsibility of praying for them not to be derailed by selfishness and greed.
“While it is right to pressure them and demand good governance, we cannot take away the place of prayer and this we must do intently, with purpose, and without ceasing. As Nigerians, we cannot afford to give up hope at this time.”
SOURCE: NEWSPOT NIGERIA