A Catholic priest in Imo State, Reverend Father Kizito Onyeka, has lambasted the current leadership of the country over the spate of killings perpetrated by suspected herdsmen.
Onyeka described the current leadership of the country as a failure considering the persistent killings recorded in the country.
Addressing his members yesterday at the St Mathias Catholic Church in Urratta, Owerri North Local Government Area of the state, the clergyman said the killings across the country were worrisome.
He also urged the electorate not to sell their conscience in exchange for material things during the 2019 elections.
According to Onyeka, “There are massive killings and bloodshed in Nigeria. This is because those called to be shepherds are not really shepherds. Nigeria has failed in leadership.
“If you look around, you will see that the country is in search of a good shepherd. What we are seeing are people who are parading themselves as shepherds but they are not.
“The level of dissatisfaction, confusion, and fears are clear indications that the leadership has failed. It shows that there are no shepherds. This is why we are in search of a shepherd.
“Very soon, elections will start and some of us will go ahead and sell our conscience over a plate of porridge, a bag of rice and many other material things. When you are doing that, you are voting into power those who are coming in the guise of shepherds.”