The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo has urged Nigerians to vote for leaders that will serve both God and man in the 2023 general elections.
He gave the advice during the weekend at the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC) Worldwide, Akwanga, Nassarawa State, where he was invited as a special guest for their Triennial Convention 2022.
A statement from his campaign office in Abuja quoted him as saying that those who are in public service as Christians should extol Christ-like qualities and serve God while also serving the people as well.
“I am very happy that today, we are reminded of that great saying that, ‘as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,’ and those who have been called today, are to serve the Lord in the vineyard of God.
“Also, those of us who are outside who are not men of the cloth, our duty is to extend the vineyard of God outside the church because one can serve God anywhere they find themselves. One of the places we have not been serving God is in the public service because to serve God is to do what Jesus would do and Jesus will do what a governor will do,” he said.
He further noted that if a Christian is in authority, he or she can be Christ-like by doing things that Jesus would do; like feeding the poor, consoling those who are in sorrow and protecting those who are in need of protection.
“I also believe that there is no need for us who are called by the name of Christ to be confused about what is right and what is wrong; there is no reason for us to say ‘but it is politics, it is different’,” Adebayo said.
The SDP presidential candidate also said that Christians can evangelize by their acts when they get into public service.
“Evangelism can come by our actions when we are in public services and these times we find ourselves are times God wants to give us a new testament in politics. But what we need to understand is that the house of God is where Nigeria is looking up to for salvation not only of the soul but even the salvation of our politics,” he said.