As the 2019 general election draws near, the Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Samuel Uche, has revealed that the church will mobilise support for young Nigerians aspiring to political positions. He made the revelation at a news briefing recently to mark the end of the church’s 46th Conference and 11th Biennial Conference at Wesley Cathedral Methodist Church, Aba, Abia State.
According to the Prelate, to make Nigeria a better place, the church would only mobilise for good, upright and young aspiring candidates. Stressing that the church has a Political Evolution Monitoring Group to support the progressive political developments in Nigeria.
In a Communique signed and released by the Methodist His Eminence, Samuel Uche and the Conference Secretary, Rev. Michael Akinwade, the commended the Federal Government for signing into law the “Not too Young to Run Bill” to enable young people to be involved in leadership. It also called for a level playground and enabling environment to make the law effective.
The church said financial autonomy for local governments would enhance grassroots development.
His words, “We, therefore, appeal to those at the local governments not to divert funds accruing to them to white elephant projects. “On maintaining a vibrant polity, Methodist Church Nigeria urges every citizen above 18 years old to process Permanent Voter’s Card which is the main tool for determining who governs us.