The Prelate, Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr. Samuel Uche, has cautioned religious leaders in the country against collecting money from political parties and aspirants.
He alleged that some clerics have been receiving money from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to endorse their candidates in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Speaking at the Interfaith Initiative For Peace conference organised by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar and the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, in Abuja on Friday, the Prelate, who was a member of a panel, stated that a religious leader should be able to manage poverty or affluence.
He said, “I learnt that some religious leaders collected money from APGA, PDP, APC. Life doesn’t depend on the amount of money you have. A religious leader should be able to manage poverty or affluence. Religious leaders should stop being lovers of money.”
Commenting on religion and the forthcoming elections, the Methodist Prelate noted that religion would not play a role in the choice of presidential candidates in 2019. Read more