Former Senate Leader, Ndoma Egba, has charged Christians in the country to rise and be prepared to participate actively in the 2023 general elections.
Egba gave the charge in Calabar during a colloquium in honour of Most Rev. Tunde Adeleye of the Anglican Communion.
The event, with the theme, ‘Leadership challenge and national rebirth: Solution from the Christian perspective,’ was organised to celebrate Adeleye at 71.
Egba, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, wondered why Christians, “in the name of holiness, would always want to stay away from politics”.
He regretted that religion and ethnicity had kept the nation far under-developed, adding that the country had a fundamental problem of integration.
According to him, in most Asian countries, people use religion to promote development but in Nigeria, the reverse is the case.
“Our own religion should not take us backward. How come our own Christian folks act indifferently?
“The church must mobilise its members to be actively involved in politics,” he said.
Egba congratulated the septuagenarian for being outspoken and actively involved in the affairs of the state, the Niger Delta region and the nation at large.