BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN
A Benin based cleric, Bishop Fred Aghedo, has disclosed that as from 2019 the church will determine who rules the country.
He made the disclosure a few days ago on the occasion of the commissioning of the office of the Ikpoba Okha branch of the Pius Alile Coalition Initiatives, a political group in support of the political aspirations of Pius Alile of the Action Democratic Party (ADP).
Bishop Aghedo disclosed that the church has made it mandatory for members to procure their PVC.
“Never again will we(church) fold our arms and let some inconsequential people to toss us around.
“This time we will play a notable role in determining who rules us (in Nigeria). We must vote for people who have the fear of God; who respect God and who desire to do God’s will,” he stated.
He asserted that these are some of the qualities which are inherent in Pius Alile and which is making a lot of people to support his aspirations to represent Ikpoba Okha/Egor federal constituency in the Federal House of Representatives in 2019.
In his speech, Senator Roland Owie, a national leader of the ADP, called on Nigerians not to fall for the deceptive antics of some politicians who promise much but do nothing tangible.
Hon. Gabriel Oloruntobi, chairman of the ADP in Edo State, described Pius Alile as a man who can be trusted to keep to his words and impact positively on the people.
He enjoined the party faithfuls to ensure that they get their PVCs which they will use to vote in people like Alile who will keep to their promise of turning life around positively for the generality of the people.
Welcoming the guests, Hon. Alile disclosed that over the last three years the coalition has been instrumental for empowerment programmes and infrastructural development of a horde of communities in the locality.
Going further, he stressed: “Our leaders are not serious. They are not creating opportunities for people.
“We still have rural areas that do not have access to electricity supply. So, how can we talk of development. Our society is not well organised.”
He promised to do more if he gets the mandate to represent their interest at the National Assembly in 2019.