From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese, Most Rev. David Ajang has charged Nigerians to be critical in their choices of who will govern them in the next political dispensation.
Ajang gave the charge while delivering a homily on Sunday at St William’s Cathedral, Lafia, Nasarawa State capital.
According to him, it has become necessary for Nigerians to critically analyse the current challenges faced by the country and decide on who to vote during the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
In his words: “We must take very bold political decisions and target those who will assist us solve the challenges of this country.
“This is because there is so much fear in our country today due to insecurity. The threats of Boko Haram is real, as if that is not enough, there is also the fear of killer herdsmen. Also, armed bandits have abducted and killed thousands of people.
“We also have hired assassins, who have become a threat to human beings. There is also threats of ritualists, cultists, commercial kidnappers and all sorts of criminality going on in the country. The future seems very unsure due to the changing prices of things in the market. All these problems have constituted a lot of fear among the people.”
The bishop, however, said that amidst the challenges of the country, God has assured of the deliverance of the righteous and destruction of the enemies of His people. He called on Christians not to be afraid but put their trust in God.
Ajang further stressed the need for Christians to change their approach to life and appreciate personal holiness and take deliberate steps to serving God in truth and faith.
He, therefore, called on them to reconcile with God and forgive those who have offended them, in order to gain favour from God.