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Like Jesus, political aspirants must be ready to die for Nigerians: Onaiyekan

He advised Nigerians to vote for only candidates that would rule with the fear of God in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

• November 21, 2022
John Cardinal Onaiyekan

Archbishop Emeritus, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, says politicians aspiring to rule must follow the examples of Jesus, who served and died for his people.

Mr Onaiyekan said this in his Sunday homily on the Solemnity of Christ the King, at the Catholic Church of Assumption, in Abuja on Sunday.

“Anybody who wants to be a king in the world of today anytime must first of all be ready to submit himself to the supreme majesty of the Almighty God,” he said.

The archbishop emeritus added, “Secondly, like Jesus, you must be ready to serve the people and even ready to die for their sake.”

He advised Nigerians to vote for only candidates that would rule with the fear of God in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

“Don’t vote for anybody who is not likely to rule under God for the service of the people.

“Now, so many people are aspiring to be our president, governors, among others.

“All those aspiring to office in our country today they should be told in no unclear terms if you are not ready to serve under God if you are not ready to serve your people.

“If you are only interested in pumping up your ego and making money by the misuse of power, don’t get anywhere near this election,” Mr Onaiyekan said.


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