Pst. Bene­dict Aliku,

Restora­tion Bi­ble Church and Min­istries, Kaduna

Weekly Trust - - News -

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.

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