Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Deeper Life Bible Church has advised Nigerians not to vote for politicians based on religious sentiments, saying religious considerations in politics have failed the nation.
It also advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that the will of the people prevail.
The Ekiti State Overseer of the Church, Pastor Jacob Asubiojo, gave the advice in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Tuesday during a press conference on the three-day crusade in the state by Pastor Williams Kumuyi, who is the church’s General Superintendent.
Asubiojo said the programme with the theme “Extraordinary encounter with God of miracles”, was primarily organised for Nigerians to seek God’s face to overcome the challenges facing the country.
Outlining virtues of a leader, which he said the voters must look out for, Asubiojo said Nigerians must look out for a God-fearing leader with genuine interest of the people at heart.
He said, “Nigeria has so many religions but these have not met the needs of the people.
“But with this programme, many Nigerians would have their lives changed and transformed for better, because for a society to produce good leaders that can transform a whole nation, such person must first be transformed.
“What we believe in is prayer as weapons that can transform the lives of the people and not religion that had failed us as a nation. Our people must not continue in wretchedness and backwardness. Enough of satanic victimisation and oppression”.
He predicted that peace would soon reign in the country, urging the citizens to embrace prayers as the most veritable weapon of warfare.
On the 2015 polls, the clergyman advised INEC to be fair and ensure openness and transparency even as he asked urged politicians to also obey the rules of the game.
“They must not heat up the polity over election if truly they are desirous of serving the people”, he said.