JOS – Rev. Chuks Alozie, Vice Chairman, Christian Forum for Governance in Righteousness, has said that the group was out to sensitise Nigerians to wake up to the realities of the present political dispensation.
Alozie said this when Rev Dachollom Datiri, President, Church Of Christ In Nations (COCIN) received him in Jos.
“We are to promote peaceful and rancour free electoral process through available channels, social media platforms and other media.
“We will continuously advocate for righteousness in governance and encourage leaders to use resources of the people for the good of the people,’’ he stated.
Alozie said that the forum’s desire was to dissuade Nigerians from being apathetic towards voting as recent developments had changed the tide of elections management.
According to the vice chairman, Christian leaders have a role to play during the forthcoming elections, adding that they must not sit on the fence and watch the democratic process derailed.
Earlier, Datiri said that governance in the country was bedeviled by corruption and other vices which were caused by greed and there was need to enthrone righteous people.
He commended the forum’s officials and pledged to support the group 100 per cent in its vision to sensitise Christians to participate in politics.
“Do not be discouraged; as a church we will support and partner with you 100 percent because your vision is clearly the same as ours.
“There are certain monsters we need to fight and one of them is corruption, which is threatening to destroy Nigeria,’’ he said.
“We passionately seek your support in galvanising your colleagues, church leaders and others within your spiritual influence to synergise with the forum, to achieve the aim of mobilising Christians both at home and in Diaspora,’’ he said.
He advised Nigerians in general, to vote out those who failed in their first tenures but vote back those who performed well like President Goodluck Jonathan.