The coronavirus pandemic otherwise known as Covid-19 has exposed intrigues of world leaders on pretext of democracy, the President of God’s Kingdom Society, Brother Godwin Ifeacho, has said.
Making the assertion during the 2020 Christian Feast of Tabernacles held at the Church Headquarters Salem City, in Warri, Delta State, the cleric stated that “unfortunately those the masses look up to for help, because of human frailty, greed and sheer confusion, have been found to be part of the problem, rather than the solution.”
He lamented that ‘even with the adoption of democracy as a system of government in many countries of the world, many people have found to their utter disappointment that it does not necessarily promote fairness, equity and justice.’
The cleric said, “Billionaires in the world rose significantly this year while the level and number of poor people increased worldwide as the rich bought up the small companies that could not survive the strains of COVID-19 pandemic and many people lost their jobs.”
“Millions are being thrown out into the streets because they cannot pay their rents. Many are dying every day because of coronavirus, hunger and other diseases, while many are languishing in pain because they cannot afford medical care.”
He noted that ‘even in the technologically advanced countries of the world, there are widening gaps between the rich and the poor.’
In his 2020 message titled, ‘Look up and lift up your heads for your redemption’, the cleric expressed concern that the conditions on earth were worsening in spite of the efforts of a number of leaders in the world to improve public welfare.