Politics should not be left to miserable people who are looking for a way out of poverty.

Catholic Bishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan believes that is what has made Nigerian politics a mess.

The clergy is part of those aggressively campaigning for Nigerians, especially Christians to stop complaining and get involved in the political process.

Onaiyekan, who is also a former President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, said: “Nigerians should stop complaining and get involved in politics because it is a serious task that will salvage the nation and give the youths hope for the future.

“It should not be left for miserable people seeking a way out of poverty, or for selfish individuals desperate to manipulate the system in their favour.”

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His views were conveyed in a Homily at the opening plenary of the 4-day annual conference of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), holding at the St. Gabriel Chaplaincy, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja.

The theme of the conference is: “Entrepreneurship Awareness: What the Church Can Do’’.

According to him “politics is for altruistic men and women with talent, conviction and desire to contribute to making our nation a better home for all”.

He urged Nigerians to see politics as a noble vocation targeted at serving the common good.

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