The Bishop elect of of Unique Grace Ministry, Mbara Umuwaya, Amuzukwu, Umuahia, the Abia state capital, Ugochukwu Nwosu recently interacted with Sunnews Times on the state of the nation.He spoke on several issues that boarders on governance, particularly, as it affects the security of lives and property of the state of Abia and the country at large.Bishop Nwosu is one Clergy man who speaks his mind on issues that concerns the welfare of lives and property of the citizens. He admonished Governments at various levels for the woes people are going through in this country and called on the people to wake up and free themselves by electing the right people into positions of leadership. Excerpts of the interaction.
Can we meet you my Lord Bishop? I am Bishop elect, Ugochukwu Nwosu, the General Overseer of Unique Grace Ministry, Mbara Umuwaya, Amuzukwu, Umuahia, the Abia state capital. I am an indigene of Abia state, a servant of God, and one who has been in the Ministry for a very long time.
Why are you talking about politics at a time like this, we thought you should have concentrated on your flock in the church ? That is where we all get it wrong. Though we are not politicians, but every Clergyman plays politics directly or indirectly, because politics is all about human beings. And the major ingredients of the church are people, so also is politics, so it is difficult to separate church from politics for those who want to play politics positively. Politics is about the welfare of mankind, when the people you are leading as a shepherd are negatively affected in their way of life, it reflects in the church and even affects the fortunes of the church negatively. So the church is the mirror, with which you measure the society, whether they are doing well or not.
In your assessment of governments at various levels, what can you say that has happened to our Government in Abia , first, and Nigeria as a nation ? The Government that is in place today in our nation, both at the state and federal levels can be well described as Government of Vampires, because it is a government that is exclusively run by cabals. It was a mistake of the electorate from the beginning, because, they were inadvertently voted into power by the overzealous and uninformed electorate, who before they could recollect themselves, had shot themselves on the foot. Most of the politicians in power today and not masses-friendly
What informed your opinion on that ? The Bible says that by their fruits, you shall know them. It is s an egocentric or a self-serving government that forms a ring around its core officials and drives against public interest. The majority of the people are never the cardinal point of its policy thrust. It is a government of itself, by itself and for itself. Their actions have ruined the happiness of many. If you are not with them, you are against them and should be watched closely and if possible silenced permanently. The masses are not the reasons for which they are there, they are there for themselves ad their family members.
But here in the state, they claim to have made better for the citizens, do you agree with them? This is government that has not done anything for the benefits of the poor masses, a government whose only objective is primitive accumulation of wealth through looting of public treasury. It is a government that exploits the masses through imposition of unnecessary taxes and levies which are never accounted for, it is a government that lacks integrity and therefore, cannot be trusted by the people they claim to be governing.
What does it mean to describe a Government as Government of Vampire? A Government of Vampires is one that builds ‘cultic’ foundation in the system, they encourage touting in all her institutions, as well as encourage the youths to become political thugs instead of securing their future through quality and affordable education. The lives of the youths do not mean anything to such a government, which wastes lives as if it is nothing. Government of Vampires lacks vision, and therefore, cannot lead the people to the “Promised Land’. It is an anti-people institution sustained by power -drunk officials possessed by the demons of selfishness, greed, avarice and nepotism. Such is the nature of Government of Vampire, they never mean good for the masses. It is an unproductive government and should be be disintegrated by men and women of good conscience, It should never be allowed to rear it’s ugly head again within our system, whether at the state or federal levels.
How then can this be done? This can be done with our collective efforts. 2023 is around the corner, the instrument we have in our hands is our PVCs. We should use it to vote out such people, they are with us in the society and we know them very well. The 2023 elections should not be a time to vote people because they belong to one party or the other. It is a time we should vote people with credibility, not minding the party they belong to. So many people are hiding under the cover of parties, believing that people are going to vote them in with the credible candidates. I am advising out people that if they find a credible candidate in the smallest party, they should vote such a person in to power so that he can go there and work for the people. What the people are suffering today are the mistakes of the past, we should not allow it to repeat itself again in 2023. END