Don’t treat politics as dirty, Lalong tells Christians

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Christian community in Nigeria has been urged not to see politics as a dirty game.

The governor of Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, said this when he hosted northern Christian leaders in Jos.

He 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 marginalisation 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.

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