By Cynthia Igbokwe
The Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Rev’d Denis Isizoh and the Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 Elections, Mr Peter Obi, have both urged politicians to avoid ungodly romance with demonic powers and allow the light of God to shine through their lives.
Speaking at Holy Family Catholic Church, Oraukwu, during the burial of the late Mrs Bridget Ukeji, Bishop Isizoh who explained that true power came from God, however said that most politicians were fond of going to the shrine or engaging in occultic practices just to achieve their political ambitions.
He warned that any involvement with occultism, fetishism or idolatory was a romance with the devil and would have dangerous consequences.
Addressing journalists after the event, Obi observed that a true leader was meant to live with the fear of God and resist the allurements of evil. He said that politicians who patronised native doctors were those who did not have the interest of the people at heart.
‘We all must understand that politics is not about what you get, but what you are able to give to society around you. Anyone desiring any political position must be consumed with the desire to help his people. True leadership is about service, when we understand it, we will rethink the way we struggle for power in Nigeria.
‘As a politician, how many Nigerians will be lifted out of poverty because you became an occultist? How many schools and hospitals will be provided by your visit to a native doctor? We must focus our minds on the things that build, rather than tear down our society,’ Obi explained.
He further called on Nigerians to continue to pray for Nigerian leaders so that God would touch them to use public funds for public good.