- Yusuf Oketola
A former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Reverend (Dr.) Lowo Adebiyi has called for mass participation of Christians in politics.
Adebiyi who has embarked on a project to re-orientate Christians in Osun and Nigeria on the essence of joining politics, said the mission will be carried out under a nongovernmental organisation, ‘Christian For Good Leadership And Development Centre.
Speaking at the 2023 3rd quarterly meeting of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Irepodun local government chapter, Adebiyi disagreed on the misconceptions of some Christians that politics is a dirty game and worldly affairs which can take one to hell.
This is just as Adebiyi dismissed the notion that most politicians are fetish and occultic and that it is an opportunity to embezzle money.
Adebiyi said he joined politics through define intervention which made him to excel in all his assignments.
He explained that the aims and objectives of the NGO is “to mobilise and sensitise Christians about their important to societal development, present politics in its clear picture toward achieving good governance and correct erroneous and wrong impression of Christians about politics and governance.”
Other objectives of the NGO, according to Adebiyi, is “to set a target in society where Christians take their rightful position in good governance and promote good virtues of Christians in relation to equity, responsibility, right attitude, fairness and accountability.”
Speaking at the meeting, the CAN Chairman in the state, Reverend (Dr) John Adeleke, commended Adebiyi, appreciating the vision of the NGO to mobilise Christians to join politics and to erase some of the misconceptions.
Adeleke noted that if the righteous ones refused to join because of some of the bad notions, the bad people will continue to rule over them.