Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned that politicians may destroy Nigeria if religious leaders are not watchful.
According to Obasanjo who was Nigeria’s president from 1999 to 2003, the coming election will either make or break Nigeria.
Obasanjo appealed to religious leaders in the country to stop those he described as bad politicians from destroying the country.
Speaking on Wednesday, when the new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Daniel Okoh, paid him a courtesy visit at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Penthouse residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, Obasanjo warned that the country will regret it if politicians without the fear of should have their way in 2023.
In a statement mad available to journalists after the visit by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, the former president called on Nigerians to hold leaders accountable.
The statement quoted Obasanjo as saying, “The next election, if we do not watch it, it may make or break Nigeria. I pray that it will make Nigeria.
“For having both the Sultan of Sokoto and the CAN leader already on the same page, maybe our politicians will listen, and if our politicians don’t listen, maybe our people will listen.
“If you stand on the truth, you stand for justice and equity, it is then the politicians will not be able to mess us around and I will say it with all sense of responsibility now if we do not watch it, the politicians will wreck this country and we will all regret it.
“Where can we look for salvation? That is where you, religious leaders, have a significant role to play.
“I think it’s the mistake of the past that we say politics is not for the righteous. Now, if we take the righteous away from politics, and we leave politics to the unrighteous, the unrighteous will smear the righteous with the unrighteousness that they will carry into politics and will have nowhere to go.”
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