Nothing wrong with Christians seeking elective position —Rev Ajayi

The minister-in-charge of First Baptist Church, Kano, Reverend (Dr.) Armstrong Ola Ajayi, has said that it is not against the doctrine of the Church for Christians to participate in politics.

Ajayi disclosed that it is good for Christians to participate in the running of the affairs of the country in a democratic manner, so that they will be opportune to correct the wrongs committed by those who do not have the fear of God.

Making the assertion while speaking during his induction ceremony as the new pastor of the First Baptist Church, Kano, Ajayi said that while participating as elected members in a democratic setting, Christians must be wary of joining bad elements to commit any illegal act which is inimical to the socio-economic and political development of the country.

According to him, “Christians have a constitutional right to vie for elective offices, as well casting votes for whoever they feel can represent them well, either as president, governor, or lawmaker.

“It will be wrong for Christians to regard participation in politics as bad, thereby allowing those who do not have the fear of God to be ruling them, noting that God will not be happy when they complain of bad governance.

He also condemned the prevailing crimes of banditry, kidnapping and others bedeviling the country, just as he noted that the only panacea is collective prayer and concerted efforts of the teeming masses of the country, irrespective of religion or ethnicity.

Speaking on his induction as a new Minister-in-charge of the church, Ajayi said: “I believe with God and the support of the congregation, the church will move forward and there will be tremendous progress.”

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