As the political crisis lingers in Rivers State, a cleric, Pastor Akeem Idoniboye, has decried the lack of religious and traditional leaders in the state to wade into the faceoff between minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike.
According to the man of God, leaders who were expected to call Amaechi and Wike to order in the interest of the state, are found to have been compromised in one way or the other.
Idoniboye, who is the Lead Pastor, Glorious Destiny Family Church (Destiny Chapel), who spoke yesterday while preaching a sermon titled “Impact”, asserted that no leader has been able to shun monetary gains and speak to the duo to sheath their swords in the interest of the state.
The cleric said: “The greatest challenge we have in Rivers State is not Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi; it is not Governor Nyesom Wike. The greatest challenge we have is the dearth of leadership, in the Church, in the traditional circles, in the corporate world.
“We don’t have people here who can stand up as a leader in the corporate world that did not get government patronage to get where he is today. We don’t have leaders, even in Churches, who you can say is a Pastor, is not somebody being patronize by government on one side, he is on his own.
“Someone who can say, I don’t need your money; I don’t need your platform; I am just a voice. Someone than can call Rotimi Amaechi and Nyesom Wike and say sit down and stop this nonsense, let Rivers State move forward.
“There is nobody; no Pastor, no traditional ruler, no captain of industry, nobody. Watch when they are talking; even in the Church. Once you just mention Amaechi, it is pro and against. When you mention Wike, it is pro and against.”
The man of God further stated that Nigeria would have been greater than it is today, if every Nigerian had brought what he or she has inside for the blessing of the country.
He said: “There are potentials that people carry but they never did anything about it. Nigeria would have been greater than she is, if everyone of us brought something that is on our inside, out for the blessing of this nation. There is something inside of you crying for manifestation; let the world benefit, let Rivers State benefit, let Nigeria benefit.
“Life is about provoking results; they may not like you, they may not like where you come from. They may not like the audacity of your faith, but friends, when you have results, people will bow for you. Everybody want to live long, but what will you be living long on earth to do when you cannot impact people.”


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