Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Tuesday, charged clergymen in the country to always live above board so as to earn the respect of the people and politicians, in particular.
The governor who said the clergymen stand in the place of nobility and truth for the people, urged them to speak against corruption in its entirety.
Akeredolu spoke at the Methodist Church of Nigeria 37th Council of Bishops official Opening ceremony and the Wesley University, Ondo 10th Founder’s Day Celebration, held at the Wesley main campus, Ondo.
He also charged the Bishops to assume the position of the prophets of the old who checkmated the old political dynasty.
The Governor described both Politicians and the clergymen as an important segment of the society who must always complement each other in moving the country forward.
He said “Taking a closer look at the nature of our obligatory intervention, it has to be complimentary. We can’t continue to condemn each other. We are humans, we have our fallibilities. All of us are human, we strive to be like Christ
“While the politicians are elected, the clergymen must play the role of the servant of God and servant of the people. We are elected, but yours is clear that you can’t be afraid of any terrestrial interference. I know you are bold at all time to speak truth to power. “