Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Philip Adeyemo, has said that Nigeria is yet to be led by a politician who is qualified to fight corruption in the country.
The Bishop made the observation at the third session of the third synod of the diocese held at Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Omu-Aran.
He lamented that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) is worse than its predecessor in office, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
His words: “The ruling party came to power on the platform of promise to fight corruption. By my own assessment, the ruling party is even worse than the other party before them who we crucified”, he told participants adding that Nigerian politicians are greedy and selfish and not interested in welfare of the masses.
Adeyemo, however, advised Nigerians not be carried away by campaign promises of politicians but look for and vote for those with integrity and who are ready to serve the nation in 2019.
He urged that the citizens to pray more “till righteousness is established in Nigeria” while predicting that surprises would take place in the 2019 election.
“Our politicians in Nigeria are greedy, selfish and not interested in the lives of the people they govern. Proverbs 29: 7 Says ‘The righteous considereth the cause of the poor but the wicked regardeth not to know it’.
“Please, don’t be carried away by these politicians this time round. Let us look out for people with integrity and those who are ready to serve. Task Masters have been fooling us, those who oppress and enslave us. I have not seen any one among our politicians that are qualified to fight corruption, they are birds of the same feather flocking together.
“There will be surprises in 2019 election. Ecclesiastes 9:11 says ‘I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not for the swift nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bred to the wise, nor yet riches to the men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill, but time and chance happeneth to them all’.
“God has purposed to take over the helm of affairs of Nigeria, there will be a shaking and disappointments among our politicians,” he said.