The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday called on the Christian clerics in the country to always speak against corruption in its entirety.
The governor said there was a need for clerics to always live above board so as to earn the respect of the people, noting that the clergy stood in the place of nobility and truth for the people,
Akeredolu stated this at the official opening ceremony of the Methodist Church of Nigeria’s 37th Council of Bishops and the Wesley University, Ondo 10th Founder’s Day Celebration, held on the main campus of the university in Ondo town.
He also charged the bishops to assume the position of the prophets of the old who checkmated the political dynasty of the period, stressing that both politicians and clergymen were important members of the society who must always complement each other in moving the country forward.
He said, “Taking a closer look at the nature of our obligatory intervention, it has to be complimentary. We can’t continue to condemn each other. We are humans, we have our fallibility. All of us are human, we strive to be like Christ
“While the politicians are elected, the clergy must play the role of the servant of God and servant of the people. We are elected, but yours is clear that you can’t be afraid of any terrestrial interference. I know you are bold at all time to speak truth to power. “