The Archbishop of Anglican Church, Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has stated that of all the presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, stood a better chance against the APC candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
He stated that Nigeria needs an experienced leader like the former Vice President.
Chukwuma made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during his visit to the agency in Enugu on Monday.
“Atiku has learnt his lessons through his past experience as the vice president; a person who is humble and generous so I think he may be the messiah.
“Being a bloody politician, he can make it’’.
The archbishop however condemned some clergy who failed to play their part when things go wrong in the country.
“You are not a prayer contractor, speak out all the time and stop seeing unnecessary visions,’’ he said.
The cleric appealed to Christian leaders to always speak the truth to leaders and stop making the church a caricature.
He urged the electorate to vote according to individual’s merit and not on party basis, noting that politics should not be of party but individual who had the experience of leadership and of good background.
“Nigerian must be careful to vote effective, honest and well moral individual who can give the people good governance.
“Though, the present government has dealt with corruption in embezzlement but there are corruption going on in other areas,’’ he said.