THE Director, Fides School of Theology and Evangelisation, Awka, Rev Fr. Celestine Muowa, has appealed to Christians to participate actively in politics to enthrone Christ and godly principles in the nation’s governance.
The Catholic cleric, who passionately made the appeal while speaking with the press at Nimo, in Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra State, recently also admonished the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider religion as a sensitive part of the nation’s life to drop it’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.
His words: “Christians should be active in politics – be readily available to elect and be elected with Christian principles. This is actually the major part of our social teachings at Fides School of Theology so Christians should be able to enthrone Christ in governance.
On the same faith ticket, he opined, “As far as Nigeria is concerned, religion can’t be wished away… because Nigerians are Christians and Muslims; and religion has become part of our culture, our decision-making mechanism in the country; so, it’s a bit insensitive not to consider this.
“The APC, who are already going with Muslim-Muslim ticket, have to retrace their steps”, he advised.
Whether Nigerians can see a Messiah from among the candidates for the 2023 elections who can deliver the country from it’s numerous present challenges, the cleric said, “… we can see quite credible candidates; we can also see candidates with questionable characters. But in the midst of these, we pray God to give us a man after His own heart who will work for the liberation of the country,” he said.