Churches will suffer if they ignore politics – Magnus Abe

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A former member of the National Assembly from Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Magnus Abe, has said pastors and churches will suffer if they don’t actively get involved in politics ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Abe made the call while addressing members of City of David International Church, Odani, Elelenwo, Port Harcourt.

He said, “A lot of times people feel that the Church should not get involved in what’s going on in the society. But the Church is part of society and ultimately, what’s happening in society affects the Church in every single way.

“When members of your congregations keep having problems that they can not get help who will they call? When they are not able to meet up their obligations to themselves and their families where do they go to?

“If the government does not work well, it is those who live in Rivers State that will suffer it and that will include our pastors and our Church members. If society works well and people can prosper and be happy. Is that not God answering our prayers?

“So, the credit will still come to the Church. That is why I say that it is important for the church to get involved in what is happening in society.”

Abe made his comments amid a controversy surrounding the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress and the opposition of a Northern Muslim, Kashim Shettima, as running mate to APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, who is also a Muslim.