2023 elections could make or break Nigeria
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned of the outcome of the 2023 general election in the country.
Speaking on Wednesday, September 23, when the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Daniel T. Okoh paid him a courtesy visit to his Penthouse residence at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State, the former president said the 2023 elections could make or break Nigeria.
Obasanjo, in the statement released by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Akinyemi, said that if the clerics allowed the political class to destroy Nigeria, “everyone would regret it.”
The statement read;
“If you stand on the truth you stand for justice and fairness then the politicians won’t be able to bother us and I will say this with all sense of responsibility now if we don’t watch it the politicians will destroy this country and we all regret it.
“And where can we seek salvation is where you religious leaders have an important role to play. I think it is the mistake of the past (especially in Christianity), that we say politics is not for the righteous. Now, if we take the righteous out of politics, and leave politics to the unrighteous, the unrighteous will smear the righteous with the injustice they bring into politics and have nowhere to go.
“And in the next election, if we don’t look at it, it can make or break Nigeria. And I pray that it does Nigeria.
Obasanjo also applauded the CAN President for his relationship with the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar in promoting peace in the country.