Veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie advised former president Jerry Rawlings that African leaders should be sworn in with "smaller gods" instead of the Bible.
Chief Edochie paid a courtesy call on the former president of Ghana on Friday with casts of the new movie by Kofas Media. He said state officials who swear by popular religious books like the Bible or Quran become corrupt when they are in office.
According to the actor who is popular for his use of proverbs and love for smaller gods in his movie roles, God forgives easily so these officials do not take their oath seriously whenever they hold the Bible to swear.
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It is common knowledge, the actor believes, that smaller gods are not so merciful as compared to the Almighty Who created heaven and earth, and Pete Edochie is of the belief that officials being sworn in with smaller gods will put fear in potentially corrupt leaders.
To Pete Edochie, the gods give instance justice to persons who break their oath and that will deter politicians from "chopping" state cash.