From Abraham Akpabio
The chairman of conference of United Evangelical Church (founded as Qua Iboe Church) has called on Nigerian Christians “not to sit on the fence or fold their arms but to actively participate in politics as another political season begins ahead of 2023 general elections in the country.
Dr. Samuel Ebukiba made the call during an interactive session with Journalists in Lagos at the weekend, while on ecclesiastical visit to participate on the ongoing 7Great Sundays programme of the Surulere Assembly of the church.
He said the call became necessary as different political events unfold daily, an indication he added, was a beginning of supernatural manifestation of God’s glory and restoration in Nigeria generally.
According to him, “the journey of our supernatural manifestation of God’s glory and manifestation of His promises upon Nigeria has started. Nigerians are going to see the mighty hands of God soon.
“As I speak, our country is presently in dire need of men and women who fear the Lord, keep His commandments and as solution providers to lead in the affairs of this country.
“As Christians, we have prayed enough and now is the time to take practical steps. We cannot allow the situation in our country to continue to degenerate further. It is time Christianstake over the political space, all over,” he stressed.
The clergyman advised believers in Christ to shun denominational differences, support government policies, pray for those at the helm of affairs and constituted authority irrespective of their office, position and performance for God to touch and give them direction and for them to finish strong and hand over peacefully, promote unity in diversity and unite to speak with one voice.
Ebukiba, who had earlier preached on the theme of the 7Great Sundays programme, “You shall see His Glory,”charged all and sundry in the country to develop positive thoughts and engage on what is legitimate this year in order to witness the supernatural results of God’s glory.
In his contributions, the congregational and host minister, Rev. Idorenyin James, while appraising the state of development in the country, advised political gladiators in particular, to first embrace and reverence God in their quest for political office.
He also enjoined Christians in governance and political positions to prove themselves as light to the world and representatives of God to make life better for Nigerians.
He said the essence of the annual spiritual exercise, the 7Great Sundays, was for the church to begin the new year with the Lord through fervent prayers for the well-being of members, Nigerians in general and the nation as a whole.