2023: Obasanjo Charges Religious Clerics On Voting Leaders With Fear Of God

2023: Obasanjo Charges Religious Clerics On Voting Leaders With Fear Of God

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Former President and Head of State, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged religious leaders in the country to only allow politicians with fear of God to rule, warning against wreckers.

Obasanjo spoke during a visitation by the President, of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Daniel Okoh, at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Penthouse residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

The former President stated that Nigerian politicians could be made more responsible by the country’s religious leaders.

“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 all regret it.

“And 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 (particularly in Christendom), 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.

“And in the next election, if we do not watch it, it may make or break Nigeria. And I pray that it will make Nigeria,” Obasanjo said at the meeting.

“I must say, I am impressed. With you and Sultan (who is already singing your praises) you can both make a turn-around. You can work together,” the former president said.

He further stated that for having both Sultan of Sokoto and the CAN President already on the same page, “maybe our politicians will listen, and if our politicians don’t listen, may be our people will listen.”

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