By our reporter| The prelate of the Methodist Church, Samuel Uche on Friday said many governors in the country are occupying their offices courtsy of the supreme court as they did not win elections.
The cleric whomade the statement while speaking at a funeral held for Bode Akindele, parakoyi of Ibadanland, in Ibadan, Oyo state, noted that some of the candidates the courts have upheld as winners are “undeserving.”
In his sermon entitled: “Christians: People with a Living Hope”, Uche also urged Nigerians to have hope in eternal life and strive to live a life that would make them leave good legacies behind after death.
According to the prelate, “Electoral victories are given to some undeserving candidates through the court of law.”
“There is one political party here in Nigeria, even when you don’t win an election the party would give you victory through the supreme court.
“Many governors are supreme court governors, they didn’t win (their elections) and are not supposed to be there.
“This is lawlessness and that is why I call some of our courts, court of lawlessness.”
The cleric said siphoning of the country’s resources and the growing insecurity is hampering its growth and development.
He described late Akindele as a strong pillar of the Methodist Church, who had served in various capacities in the church.
“The late Chief Akindele was the first chairman of the board of trustees of the church’s university, Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, where he left many legacies behind,” he said.
Uche also lamented the rate of insecurity in the country, and called on Nigerians to pray fervently to overcome the challenges facing the nation.
The late Bode Akindele died on June 29 at the age of 87.