Lead Bishop of Worldwide Anglican Church in Nigeria, Bishop Seun Adeoye, has described Nigerian politicians as inconsistent, power drunk and shameless.
Bishop Adeoye on Saturday stated that for Nigeria to move forward, the present crop of politicians must be shown the way out.
In a statement he issued at Sufficient Truth Ministry, Rehoboth Arena, Okinni, Osun State, the activist cleric said the nation’s politicians are “our problem”.
He criticised the recent decamping of politicians from the country’s two major political parties, All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party, saying the situation is embarrassing.
Adeoye said: “Is it not a slap on the electorates that in Edo and Ondo states politicians are changing their political parties as if they are changing baby diapers.
“It is also shameful to see former Speaker of House of Representatives just last Saturday dumping his party for another party.
“He was in PDP, then to APC and then to PDP and back again to APC. That’s pathetic. That’s uncalled for. That won’t happen in a sane society.”
The clergyman, who is also the Spokesman of World Bishops’ Council in Africa, explained that most of the politicians are self centred individuals who should be resisted by Nigerians.
Bishop Adeoye said: “I call on the electorates to resist politicians dumping political parties. They are like adulterous women. People like that cannot be trusted. They are corrupt and selfish. They are opportunists with no good intention for the people. They are threat to democracy.
“That is why we cannot experience development. Our politicians are not patient enough to plan for tomorrow. Which manifesto will the man in PDP yesterday but in APC today follow? That’s why our politics is not issue based. That’s why we are where we are because we keep on recycling the same people every time.
“It is important to speak on this issue because whatever policy rolled out by those politicians in office will affect everybody positively or negatively either you are a Muslim, Christian or an atheist.”
Bishop Adeoye called for a law to be included in the nation’s electoral edict that will make it very difficult for politicians to cross carpet from one party to another.