Cleric says vainglory blinds African leaders
Majority of African leaders are blinded by vainglory and selfishness, says the General Overseer of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Arogungbogunmi International, Richard Kolawole.
Cautioning those in leadership positions against overzealous attitude, the cleric noted that every man shall, one day, close his eyes in death to give an account of his stewardship before God.
Kolawole spoke in Ibadan, yesterday while receiving Christian faithful, who came to commiserate with him on the passage of his foster mother, Dr Alice Apata, who was President, of Good Women, CAC Worldwide, until her demise on Sunday, October 23, 2022, after 101 years on earth.
He said: “Our leaders misbehave often because they get carried away by spoils of office. They are blinded by the vagaries of the present time, forgetting that there is tomorrow. They are deceived by the positions, wealth and accolades they get. They would, therefore, forget about death, which is the ultimate end of every man.
“Usually, in Africa, we have problems with leadership. It is difficult for them not to forget the poor. Whoever is ungodly would misbehave at the threshold of success. This is because he might arrogate his successes to himself. He would take for granted the fact that the battle is neither for the strong nor the race for the swift.”