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General News of Monday, 26 December 2022


Don’t treat politics as dirty - Lalong tells Christians

Simon Lalong Simon Lalong

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has urged the Christian community in Nigeria not to see politics as a dirty game.

The governor, who spoke when he hosted northern Christian leaders in Jos, said Christian leaders must galvanise the Church and make demands from candidates vying for political offices.

Lalong, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Dr Macham Makut, on Saturday, said this was necessary because anyone who God gives power must work for the interest of all Nigerians, including the Christian community.

“This is why we must work harder towards mobilising our brothers and sisters to actively participate in the political process to not only decide who leads them but also have a say on the table when decisions are being taken. We can no longer afford to treat politics as a dirty game thereby leaving it to some few people, and yet complain of marginalization and poor governance. It is the Church that has the solution to the world since Jesus Christ called us the salt of the earth and light of the world,” the governor said.

He said he was aware of the expectation of Christians especially as it relates to issues affecting their rights and privileges as well as security and safety within the political system.