Deacon Banjo Omole of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG has noted that one can be a good Christian and still be a good politician.
Omole is the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government Area (Lagos).
In an interview, Omole insisted that politics cannot pollute the life of Christian.
He said “It is good for Christians to be active in politics. One could be a good Christian and still be a good politician. To be a good politician, a Christian must have the ability to pray so the Holy Spirit can lead them in whatever they do.
“People always say politics is murky and challenging but even in the ministry (church), we face some challenges. That is life, so one cannot run away from it. Christians are encouraged to participate in politics. Daniel (in the Bible) was called to participate and he was a leader. So, we should not run away from it but we have to be prayerful and live a holy life.
“If Christians don’t participate in politics, the unbelievers and idol worshippers would take control and there is nothing anyone can do about that.”
He added “Some Christians, particularly, the Pentecostals, believe that anyone who participates in politics cannot make heaven but that is not true.
“A person can be a worker in an office or do other things and not make heaven. Some people also believe politics would pollute their Christian life but it is not true.
“Many of us participate (in politics) from the grassroots because if we don’t, we cannot rise to the top, become a leader or contest elections. I contested the House of Assembly election four or five times and also contested the House of Representatives election.