OrderPaperToday – Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege has urged all Christians holding political offices to eschew “nepotism, inter- and intra-ethnic violence, divisive politics, looting of public treasury and public wastefulness.”
He made this known in statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga on Tuesday at an event organized by the Palace of Priests Assembly in Abuja.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Legislative and Plenary Matters, Prince Efe Duku, Omo-Agege called on Christian politicians to advocate sincere commitment to religious and ethical values in order to support for President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s battle against corruption.
“Whatever we do in public office that negates the essence of good governance also negates the very tenet of godliness and our professed faith in Christ; such unrighteous actions or inactions harm society as a whole and deny us true peace and joy as individuals.
“Whilst God admonishes us to walk away from these sins to avoid severe punishment, government expects us to avoid these infractions against the law (where so defined) in order to escape legal sanctions.” The deputy Senate President said.
According to him,” a Christian should be zealous to support and work to change the sorry historical national narrative on the shameful epidemics of corruption and financial crimes in our nation.”