Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Sowore Omoyele has called on the Christian community to vote for Christ-like candidates rather than those who only carry the label – Christians.
Sowore said this while speaking at the Jesus General Assembly Church in Oworonshoki, Lagos on Sunday, he likened himself to Moses that has come to liberate Nigeria from the wicked Pharaohs that have held the country captive.
He recalled that the disciples in the Bible were referred to as “Christ-like” because they emulated the lifestyle of Jesus Christ.
“Jesus did not have a religion while on earth. He didn’t identify as a Christian,” he said.
“It was the disciples who emulated his lifestyle that were described as Christ-like. We have had many Christian, Muslim and religious leaders who ruled Nigeria and were godless, which is why we are here today.”
He charged the congregation to “vote people whose lifestyle is consistent with that of Jesus”, stating that he is a man of integrity who cares for his followers.
“When the Israelites were to be liberated from the hands of the wicked Egyptians,” Sowore said likening himself to Moses. “God raised a Moses to deliver them. But because of murmuring and complaining and disobedience, a journey that was supposed to last 40 days lasted 40 years in the wilderness.
“Nigerians, we are faced with a similar situation today. You have in me a Moses that has come to liberate Nigeria from the wicked Pharaohs that have held Nigeria captive. If we keep complaining and do not do the right thing by voting a young person with fresher ideas, it may cost Nigeria another 58 years before they enter the Promised Land.”
Describing himself as the right man for the highest office in the land, Sowore urge Nigerians to vote for him.