GKS charges politicians to turn a new leaf as general elections approach in 2023  


The God’s Kingdom Society (GKS) – The Church of The Living God – has charged politicians to shun corrupt practices as they prepare for the 2023 general elections.

A statement issued by the Acting Publicity Secretary of the GKS, Brother Emmanuel Oriaku, said the Church decried the “violence and money-driven politics” which have pervaded the Nigerian polity in incremental proportions since independence and which have been the bane of the country. .

The four-day Conference which was held at the Church headquarters, Salem City, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria also charged judicial and electoral officers as well as the government officials to ensure that fairness, equity and the fear of God guide the conduct of elections, citing Psalm 82:1-4 which says: “…God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand of the wicked.”

The GKS charged political parties to go about their campaigns in a peaceful and orderly manner while the electorate should vote according to their consciences by making the right choices that would conduce to the peace, security and rapid development of the country.

While commiserating with the families of those who had been killed or injured or are in captivity in various dens across the country, the GKS warned that people should not make themselves ready tools in the hands of the devil to be used to perpetrate evil and wickedness in that: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” – Proverbs 14:34.

The Conference also charged those in authority to rule in the fear of God, bearing in mind that they would give account of their stewardship to God someday according to  2nd Samuel 23:2,3; Romans 14:12 and 2nd Corinthians 5:10.

Turning to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the GKS called for a dispassionate dialogue between the leaders of both countries in order to end hostilities and casualties and charged them to sheath their swords for the sake of peace, respect for human life and the international treaties they had signed.

The Church also decried the rate at which young people engage in money rituals to become wealthy overnight and admonished them to be contented in life and to labour honestly in the fear of God, Who will then bless the works of their hands by His grace.

The GKS Ministers’ Annual Conference was climaxed with a Special Thanksgiving Service at the GKS Service Hall, Salem City, Warri with a sermon entitled, “Holding the Faith in Good Conscience”, discoursed by Brother Godson Nnadi, a minister of the Church.

Yours faithfully,

O. Emmanuel Oriaku
Acting Publicity Secretary,