By Florence Ugbem & Faith Igbudu
The Chief Servant Kingdom Lifeline Apostle Ministries, Apostle Michael Adeyemi Adefarasin, has admonished the church to disciple Christians, who will step into politics and stand for truth, justice, fair play and righteousness in politics.
Apostle Adefarasin gave the admonition Sunday at the thanksgiving service in honour of Mrs Ngunan Addingi for her successful tenures in the House of Assembly and as commissioner in the state, held at Remnant Christian Network Embassy, Makurdi.
Reading from Matthew 16:13-19, he enjoined Christians to take their rightful place in governance, stating that God’s original purpose for the nation is for the church to be at the helms of the affairs of the nation where righteousness, justice and holiness will be instilled.
“The first calling of God to His church is into politics so that we can form policies that bring justice and righteousness. We are called to make a difference as salt and light of the earth,” he said.
Apostle Adefarasin lamented the state of insecurity in the nation, the lifestyle of borrowing by the government and other issues bothering the nation, stating that the time has come for the church to return to the original plan of God and disciple the young generation to go into politics with the fear of the Lord, in order to form policies that will bring justice.
In his remark, Benue state deputy governor, Engr Benson Abounu commended the clergymen in the state for their sacrifice of prayers, which he said has shielded the state against herdsmen invasion and other external attacks. He also commended the husband of the celebrant Mr Sam Addingi and the entire Addingi family for the support and love shown to their wife .
Engr Abounu described the celebrant, Addingi as a very hard-working lady, who moves with the speed of light. He explained that through Addingi, the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism recorded several achievements, notably the establishment of the Nigeria Institute of Culture and Tourism in the state.
Speaking on behalf of Governor Samuel Ortom, his Chief of Staff, Dr Tivlumum Nyitse appreciated Addingi for her selfless service to the state as House of Assembly Member and as a commissioner and commended the husband for equally standing by her.
Addingi thanked her husband, and the entire Addingi family for their support, and also Governor Samuel Ortom for appointing her a commissioner in his administration. She encouraged Christian’s to get involved in politics, as well as obtain their voters card to vote in more Christians into governance.