A gospel actor, Mr Kolade Segun-Okeowo, and some other clerics have urged Christian voters to get their PVCs, register and vote responsible leaders who will engender good governance and improve their living standards.
They stated this on Saturday at the second annual national conference of Believers In Politics, organised to educate voters with a view to stemming apathy in the country.
Speaking on the theme, Nigeria: We won’t give up on you, Segun-Okeowo, who is the convener of the programme, said Nigeria would be a country to reckon with if religious leaders participated fully in the country’s election processes.
He lamented that despite the huge religious presence in the country, bad governance, societal ills, greed, corrupt practices and poverty were on the increase because Christians had relegated politics.
This, he said, created the vacuum for the country’s political structure to be hijacked by those who lacked the interest of the country at heart.
He said, “This programme is to educate Christian voters on matters arising in the political corridors of this country. We are also using it to create awareness for Christians to come out and take up active roles in governance. We need to change our apathy to voting by registering and participating in voting.”
Also, the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Advocates for Right Leadership, Mr John Babafemi, called on Christians in various quarters to take up political roles.
“We need responsible leadership to make a great nation because responsible leadership cannot be removed from good governance,” Babafemi added.
The guest speaker, Mr Bosun Emmanuel, said Christians had abandoned leadership roles for too long.