Fellowship tasks Africans on electing credible leaders


By Bridget Ikyado

Some Christian leaders want Nigeria and other Africa nations planning to elect new leaders to shun ethnicity, corruption and vote for record proven leaders for the growth of the continent.

They made the call at a three-day conference in Abuja organised by Nigeria Langham Preaching, a global fellowship of Gospel preachers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the event has as its theme: “Preaching that Transform the Nations”.

The event brought together leaders from different denominations within and outside Nigeria.

The aim is to strengthen the ministry of the word of God through nurturing national movements for undiluted Gospel that will have good impact on the members of the society.

One of the guest speakers, Rev. Femi Adeleke, a Ghana-based preacher believed that preaching the truth, love and forgiveness as embedded in the word of God would help Nigerians and other Africans to elect credible and righteous leaders for rapid development of the continent.

“Bible says righteousness exalts a nation; when we talk about righteousness, it is all about doing the right things in our daily activities,”  he said.

For the Chairman, Local Organising Committee of the conference, Bishop Benjamin Fuduta of the Lutheran Church of Christ, Nigeria, said the event would have greater impact on the participants towards contributing their roles in nation building.

“This meeting would help us to always say the truth, to love and the need for accountability from all leaders; doing this will surely transformed us and the society at large,” Fuduta said.

Also, the National Coordinator, Preaching Movement, Pastor Hankuri Gaya and Associate Director, Langham Preaching, Africa, Mr Emeka Egbo stressed the need for people to ensure a lifestyle free from corruption, hatred and bitterness against one another.

Some participants, Mrs. Maria Audu and Rev. Stephen Gyang expressed optimism that the event would add more knowledge to what they already knew.

The event gave participants the opportunity to discuss other challenges confronting each ministry and proffered the way forward.