A cleric, Pastor Akeem Idoniboye, has decried the lack of religious and traditional leaders in Rivers State to wade into the faceoff between minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike.
This is as he expressed worry that most of the leaders, including leaders in the corporate world, who were expected to call Amaechi and Wike to order in the interest of the state, are found to have been compromised in one way or the order.
Idoniboye, who is the senior pastor of Glorious Destiny Family Church (Destiny Chapel), spoke yesterday while preaching a sermon at the Church headquarters in Borokiri, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The cleric said, “The greatest challenge we have in Rivers State is not Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi; it is not Governor Nyesom Wike. The greatest challenge we have is the dearth of leadership, not in the Church, not in the traditional circles, not in the corporate world.
“We don’t have people here who can stand up as a leader in the corporate world that did not get government patronage to get where he is today. We don’t have leaders, even in Churches, who you can say is a Pastor, is not somebody being patronize by government on one side, he is on his own.
Someone who can say, I don’t need you money; I don’t need your platform; I am just a voice. Someone than can call Rotimi Amaechi and Nyesom Wike and say sit down and stop this nonsense, let Rivers State move forward.
“There is nobody; no Pastor, no traditional ruler, no captain of industry, nobody. Watch when they are talking; even in the Church. Once you just mention Amaechi, it is pro and against. When you mention Wike, it is pro and against.”