Senior pastors in Delta weekend converged at Oginibo, the country home of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party SDP, Olorogun Barrister Kenneth Gbagi.
Among the pastors were Archbishop Goddowell Awomakpa, Bishop Jude Akhere of Pasture of Life Church in Asaba and a host of others drawn from all the local government areas of the state.
These pastors converged at Oginibo in Ughelli south Delta state where they prayed and interceded for the peace of the nation and Delta state.
The prayers which covered the emergence of a good leader for Nigeria and Delta state were handled by the pastors and bishops in turns for the good, safety and security of the nation and state.
Awomakpa told the pastors after the prayer session that the church generally has not helped the nation. He argued that the church failed to participate in the politics of the nation because the church believes politics is dirty.
He said the church is heavenly conscious but earthly useless. He said in every generation, leaders either submit to the church or they don’t live.
Awomakpa added that there are noisemakers in the pulpit but they have no voice. He said the church has prayed so much to the extent that it has prayed garage boys to become councilors but the church does not want to be councilors.
Awomakpa, a former leader of Christians in Delta told the pastors and others that the church is searching for leaders who will give solution to the challenges of the nation.
But with the present situation of the nation and the growing awareness sweeping across the country, Awomakpa said the church is now getting it right.
According to him, “Social media has done very well. I’m happy that the church is getting to understand politics. The church has been afraid. It’s time for us to tell the politicians what we want. It’s our PVC that can put a stop to all the evils in Nigeria.”
The cleric expressed satisfaction in the ambition of Gbagi to run for the governorship race in Delta. He said he would fight with him to achieve the goal of good Delta for all.
He said there are blessings that will come to Delta state which have not come, noting that if the church is allowed to come into government house, “you will see the result.”