The Church Will No Longer Remain Docile in Politics, Will Make it Clean — Cleric

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By Stephen Adeleye.
Vice President, The Apostolic Church of Nigeria (TACN) Pastor Emmanuel Awojide, has said the church would no longer remain docile in the conduct of political activities in the country but contribute positively to enhance the wellbeing of Nigerians.
Awojide stated this on Sunday in Lokoja, at the 31st Lokoja Area Convention of TACN themed: “Watch Therefore, For Ye Know Not What Hour Your Lord Doth Come”.
Represented by pastor Jude Ekele, he said the church was embarking on community development services and establishing schools to contribute its quota to learning and nation building.
Represented by Pastor Jude Ekele, Awojide said the church was embarking on community development service and establishing schools to contribute to learning and nation building.
“We are also targetting human development in terms of academics and politics, and creating awareness.
“It was in those days that we were not involved in politics because it is dirty; but right now, we are fully ready to make the dirty politics clean.
“Government should allow security agencies to do their job, and not impose their values on them. They should be professional and not religious or tribalistic in protecting the masses,” the cleric said.
He enjoined Traditional rulers to respect their stool so as to have traditional authority to control and organise their subjects to a worthwhile living and bringing productivity and development to their domain.
He advised Nigerians to live in peace with their neighbors, regardless of religious and tribal cleavages.
In his sermon, entitled: “Necessity of Watching For Christ’s Second Coming”, the cleric urged Nigerians to show love to one another, irrespective of affiliations, saying “ This is the command of Jesus”.
Quoting from the book of Psalm 133:1, he said: “How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity.”
Pastor Isaac Omohoro, the Lokoja Area Superintendent of The Apostolic Church (TAC), said the convention was awesome since it started three days ago because many had been blessed.
“Jesus is reminding us of his promise that he is coming back again, this world is not a permanent place, we are all strangers,” Omohoro said.
On his part, Pastor Paul Usman, Ajah Area Superintendent of the church, urged Nigerians to be watchful, have the fear of God and not to sell their conscience but vote wisely.

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