Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Kalu Uche, has declared that Nigerian leaders have failed.
Uche lamented the state of the nation, noting that the citizens were yet to enjoy adequate dividends of democracy.
He spoke on Sunday in Abuja while delivering a sermon at the 2018 Interdenominational Church service titled: “I See Hope” as part of activities marking this year’s Democracy Day celebration, held at the National Christian Centre.
He, however, urged Christians to vote against religious bigots, tribalists and looters in 2019.
Uche, who said he alone can mobilize two million Methodist faithfuls, said he was already talking to the Pentecostals, Catholics and other Christian faithful ahead of the 2019 election.
His words: “Even though it is said that the worst of democracy is better than the best form of dictatorship, under democracy, our leaders have failed, toying with the nation’s democracy. Our people cannot even organize simple party primaries, what a shame.
“Peace can only come through servant leadership style, tolerance and fairness, from leaders who know that though tribes and tongues may differ, in brotherhood we stand. You know that there is no security in this country, there is so much bitterness, how can the economy thrive?”
The cleric urged the Federal Government to review the bogus salaries and allowances of those in authority downward, saying they cannot continue to be enjoying while the masses suffer.