Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has admonished Christians to shun politicians who only identifies with the church during elections.
Wike gave the admonishment at the inauguration of Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls School (ACMGS) Road and Adjoining Roads in Elelenwo Town of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, on Tuesday.
The governor observed that some politicians only remember the church during elections when they visit worship centres to profess their Christian faith.
Wike said he had remained committed to his pledge of standing with the church at all time, defending, supporting the growth and expansion of its missionary activities.
He explained that his position was borne out of his conviction that the church’s consistent and fervent prayers to God had helped his administration to succeed.
He said: “The church should always identify with those who from the beginning had always worked with them. Not with those, when election comes, they come and talk to you that they are Christians.
“Christianity is not only during election. Christianity should be done from the outset; you have to show that you’re a Christian.”
Wike thanked the church for its ceaseless prayers for his administration and for supporting the emergence of the Rivers governor-elect, the deputy governor-elect, National Assembly and State Assembly members-elect during the 2023 general elections.