Lawmaker decries non involvement of Christians in politics
A MEMBER of House of Representatives and Chairman of the project committee on Sea Transport and Waterways, Pat Asadu, has proclaimed that lack of involvement of Christians in politics is bad, saying it has long aggravated the political system of the society and will continue to jeopardize it until they get involved.
The chairman made this proclamation on Sunday, while speaking at the national headquarters of All Christian Practical Praying Band (ACPPB), International, Umunebo Ufuma, in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State during the 2018 Annual Convention of the ministry’s Youth Christian Movement (YCM), with the theme “Crossing the Bridge”, featuring praise ministration, word ministration, sisters’ conference, award for YCM legend, YCM empowerment, among others.
According to Dr Asadu, Christians’ lack of involvement and participation in politics have changed the economy for worse instead of for better, stressing that it is Christians who could change the economy for better with their morals, adding that Christians should seek to occupy positions in government as to sanitise the polity.
He therefore admonished Christian leaders in the country to encourage and support Christians’ participation and involvement in politics for positive change on the economy especially now that “Not Too Young to Run” bill has been signed into law of which he was one of the proponents, thereby maintaining that if youths get acquainted with and gravitate to politics in the manner of Christ, there will be total sanity in politics.
He also advised religious leaders to rid their minds of the slogan that politics is a “dirty game” since it is some of the politicians already involved that make it dirty and it is Christians who know and believe the truth of righteousness will otherwise make it clean.
He further hinted how the ministr’sy prayer fully contributed to his political successes and pledged his continued support for the YCM convention and the ACPPB generally.
Supporting his view, the Leader-General of the ministry, Dan Nwokolo, said time was gone when Christians would distance themselves form politics and thereby branded it a “dirty game”.
Elder Nwokolo told the congregation that it is in politics that numerous good things are made available and obtainable, adding that politics is no longer dirty and that even if it is still dirty, Christians should use soap to wash it.
“Politics is not dirty. Even if it is dirty, we will use soap to wash it clean”, Elder Nwokolo asserted.