By Femi Ogunshola
Kwara (Offa) – Mr Kayode Alabi, the Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara has called on Christians to embrace politics and stop lamenting.
Alabi made the call when he paid a courtesy visit to the Christian Political Forum (CPF), Offa chapter on Thursday.
He said that the Church was in the habit of calling politicians thieves, while they allowed pagans and infidels to rule over their affairs.
“In Church, when we ask that the people should join politics, they will say it is for thieves but the bible says when the righteous are in power, the people rejoice.
“Look at how Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been handling the affairs of the country each time President Muhammadu Buhari is not around.
“We need people that fear God in politics, people who will be willing to do what the electorates are expecting and not to satisfy their selfish desires,” he said.
He decried the absence of drinking water in some villages and communities in the state, stressing that a situation where some communities would still be drinking water from the stream was unacceptable.
According to him, in some communities there are no clinics, while snakes keep biting the people without any succour.
He said that Kwara remained undeveloped because of selfish interest of some politicians, stressing that both Muslims and Christians “are not enemy but some politicians introduced religion to divide the people.’’
“My father was a Muslim before he died, so I see no reason why the two religions should fight. I assure you that if there is anything that the Christian body needs I will get it for them,
“Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, the APC governorship candidates and I are friends, though he is now my boss, if we are united 100 per cent, it will bring unity and development to the state.’’
Pastor Stephen Olukanmi, the state Coordinator, CPF, Offa, said that politics remained a game all Christians should get involved in.
“We are suffering in Kwara, our children have nowhere to go, they graduate without a job, so why should we not we see reasons in joining politics.’’
He said that the forum would now be part of the system and embark on aggressive mobilisation of Christians to join politics to help the society.
“Daniel was a politician in the politics of Babylon, but vowed never to defy himself with the portion of the King’s meat.’’
Olukanmi commended the Muslims for involving in politics, stressing that they were always at the forefront of politics. (NAN)