Prophet Samuel Olu Alo has told Nigerians to stop voting for big names and money bags during elections but rather vote for good people capable of performing.
He also urged those in the position of authority to always deliver on their election promises to the people.
Alo, who is the Planter of CAC, Grace of Mercy Prayer Mountain, Adamimogo Outreach stated this during the ministry’s annual empowerment programme held in Ido Ekiti, headquarters of Ido-Osi local government area of Ekiti state.
The cleric posited that the country will start getting it right when people vote with their conscience and said “Let us stop voting for money, or name but vote for conscience and those who can really do it. It is not a name that can end the problems of Nigeria. People are fond of taking little money from politicians that can never sustain them for four years
“There are many who really would perform better if voted into power, but because they do not have the money to give people during polls they can’t get there. Vote for politicians you have known is a technocrat, not some strange people you do not know”.
Alo attributed some of the challenges of the country to failure of the leaders to fulfil their promises to the electorate saying people were promised good roads, water, employment among others but no reasonable differences are being made.
“If our roads were very good, kidnapping would have been reduced. Only prayers cannot solve our problems but governments must fix the bad roads
“During the time, they were sharing palliatives, we said the government ought to have known the number of poor widows in Nigeria but that didn’t happen.
“Most times, it is when highly placed people have an accident on our roads that our government makes it a priority to repair the roads. This is bad. We do not value human lives in Nigeria unlike in abroad where human lives are valued. Same laws that apply to the rich should apply to the poor, but in Nigeria, it is not so.”