The spiritual leader of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has opined that religious bodies/systems should be allowed to handle issues of corruption in Nigeria. ayokinews.com reports
Primate Ayodele made this known in a statement released by his media office on Friday 20th August, 2021. He lamented about how corruption had eaten deep into the Nigerian system and also how our leaders are being untruthful.
“Nigeria has gone deep in corruption and it’s becoming impossible to overcome it. This is because political leaders don’t fear the oath they swore before coming into office. They don’t see it as anything anymore because the institutions which are the judges that swore them in are not even strong enough, corruption has eaten deep into the judiciary system too.
“Going forward, the religious system should be allowed to take over the battle against corruption in Nigeria. This should include Christianity, Islam and the Traditional religion. There are verses in the bible that can make a corrupt leader get punished immediately. Let them allow men of God that are deep in spiritualism, punishment of any kind can be invoked on any corrupt leader at little or no cost.
“In the Quran too, Islamic cleric who are true to Islam practices should be allowed to invoke punishment of corruption on politicians that err. No matter how hard the punishment may be, they deserve it. Even if it has to do with losing parts of their body for being corrupt, let it be so.
“Also for the traditional religion, there are god of iron, god of thunder, Esu, and others that can be used to punish anyone that err against their oaths. With this, fear will be instilled in our political leaders because they know judgment comes immediately they err. No investigation will be needed to carry out these punishments.
“These are what we need in Nigeria at the moment to bring an end to corrupt practices if not, we will not be able to overcome it anytime soon,” Primate Ayodele said