The Nigeria National Christian Coalition has urged Christians across the country to build a strong political base that would protect their interests and welfare.
The convener of the NNCC, Apostle Titi Oluwadare, made the call on Saturday during a press conference that took place in Ikeja, Lagos.
Oluwadare added that Christian leaders from across the nation would convene in Lagos on Friday for a summit to discuss the importance of the church’s voice being heard at the national level.
She said, “There is a need for Christians in Nigeria to build a strong political base.” The body of Christ, because it does not have a base, is therefore lacking in the ability or capacity to negotiate or place a demand that can achieve or help achieve their objectives; hence, the church has little relevance at the centre of affairs in Nigeria, and consequently, the church and Christians end up being used as pawns in the political chess game.
“As followers of Jesus Christ, and using the scriptures as our base, it is time to come out of oppression, multiply, be fruitful, and have dominion.” We must become spiritual. “Spirituality is not isolating ourselves and absconding from responsibility.”
In his remarks, the Regional Coordinator of the NNCC, South-West Region, Bishop Taiwo Ajose, called for more political participation among Christians to tackle the social and moral ills in the country.
“One of the ways we can correct the ills of Nigeria is to actively get involved in the governance of the country because one of the core problems of Nigeria is leadership,” he said.
On his part, the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State chapter, Rev. John Hayab, noted that church leaders should correct the impression of politics being a ‘dirty game.’