June 18, 2024

Do not cling to power, cleric tells leaders


General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Reverend Paul Emeka, has urged leaders in the country to ensure effective transmission of leadership, saying it is not right to cling to power.

Emeka, during the election of new executives at Abuja Central District, said leaders in the country should put in place a plan to transmit power to their successors.

Expressing disappointment with many leaders in the country, the clergy described the prevailing situation as unfortunate.

According to him, those occupying leadership positions were always planning for the next elections instead of impacting the younger generation and transmitting power to the next most qualified person.

While congratulating the new leaders, he said transmission of power builds the chain of success in every leadership space, urging leaders to be selfless and work for the interest of the general public instead of a few privileged minorities.

He said: “Handover or transmission is not a one day’s job, that is why planning is necessary. We also know that poor transmission leads to poor leadership.

“You have to be ready to transmit your legacy, values to the generation coming after you. To transmit means; preparing the people for the future and passing on what you have to the next generation. The promises of God to us are massive, but we have to connect to them by ourselves.”

The election saw the emergence of Rev. Dr. Emeka Eze as Abuja Central District Superintendent, Rev. Emanuel Omole, Assistant District Superintendent and Rev. Abraham Odey, District Secretary.

Others were Rev. Femi Omole, District Tressurer and Rev. Theophilus Ikechukwu as members.