Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed that politicians will wreck Nigeria if religious leaders do not intervene.
Obasanjo stated this at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Penthouse residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Most Reverend Daniel Okoh, paid him a courtesy visit on Wednesday.
Obasanjo warned that if politicians with no fear of God are allowed to have their way, the entire country would regret it, as the 2023 elections may either make or mar Nigeria.
He therefore appealed to religious leaders in the country to stop bad politicians from destroying the country.
Obasanjo, who said this through a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, requested that Nigerian politicians should be made more responsible by the country’s religious leaders.
He said, “In the next election, if we do not watch it, it may make or break Nigeria. And I pray that it will make Nigeria.
He said, “If you stand on the truth, you stand for justice and equity, it is then that 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.
“And where can we look for salvation, that is where you religious leaders have a significant role to play.
“I think its 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 no where to go.”