Pst. Benedict Aliku,
Restoration Bible Church and Ministries, Kaduna
Idon’t believe a cleric should be involved in politics. Clerics can encourage their followers to be good and law-abiding politicians. The office of a religious leader comes with many responsibilities, and as such, being part of politics will affect his/her spiritual and moral responsibilities. They are to receive from God in order to give to the people, while politicians receive from the government in order to give to the people. Nigeria was better when clerics were not involved in governance. They are supposed to checkmate the politicians and that is why Nigeria is down today because nobody is checking the politicians. There may be no change except we the clerics return back to our God-given responsibilities.