Archbishop prof Solomon Gbakara, National President of Christians Political Forum, (CPF), a political pressure groups of Christian leaders across the land has charged genuine Christians in Nigeria to go into active politics as the only way to sanitize the system, stressing that the era of playing the ostrich while the system was being destroyed by men and women without conscience was over.
Addressing shortly after a meeting of the group at the Usiefrun road headquarters of God’s Will Mission, Orhuwhorun, Udu, Delta State, Archbishop Gbakara noted that though the group is non-partisan as it draws membership from all Christians irrespective of political party disposition, there was need to emphasize that Pastors and genuine children of God must take the bull by the horn and play the with godly consciousness so as to bring visible changes to the conduct of government business through God fearing approach to governance.
Archbishop Gbakara revealed that the group has membership in all 25 LGA of Delta State and that members were zealous about the political reawaking among Christians for a systemic reordering of the urgency of political leaders for incredible service and development in the land.
Archbishop Gbakara added that the group had established structures in all the local government areas and Senatorial Districts and that the next level would be to put structures in place in all the units and wards of the State so that Christians leaders could have a say on who should occupy positions of honour among the people by connecting the importance of the ballot.
Archbishop Gbakara said, “We are no longer going to play the ostrich while thugs and mindless gagsters are taking over the political space only for us to lament over the corruption-induced tendencies and mischiefs in the polity.”
This group will act as a platform to mobilize Christians for political activities, act as conscience for elected officials and as check for those whose behaviours and conduct have not represented Christ to the world.
Speaking earlier during the meeting, Deputy National Chairman of the group, Bishop Dr. Duke Akpososo urges Christians to participate fully in politics by delivering the units and wards for credible candidates of choice so the change could berth in the land.
Akpososo noted that through Christian Political Forum, aspirants to position of authority would be subjected to through spiritual, social, academic and physical evaluation to determine their level of preparedness for service before taking decision on whom to support.
Christian leaders from the three senatorial districts and virtually all the local government area in Delta State were in attendance with 15 delegates representing each local government area.
Reports were taken from all the LGAs an directive given for mobilization of members for active political consciousness as the only way to draw down the change in the interest of the people.
A member of the group who does not want his name in print disclosed that just as the Muslims are doing in Muslim-dominated States, “the time for Christians to take their place and give direction to political activities have come.