Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the 2023 elections might make or break the nation.
Obasanjo also told leaders of the various religions in Nigeria not to allow politicians wreck Nigeria, saying the entire country would regret it if such is allowed.
Obasanjo stated this when the new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Most Reverend Daniel Okoh, visited him at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Penthouse residence, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
In a statement Wednesday by his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo pleaded that politicians should be made more responsible by 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,” Obasanjo said, adding that “if we do not watch it, the politicians will wreck this country and we’ll all regret it.”
The former President wondered if there is anywhere else the nation can look for salvation, if not from God through the religious leaders.
Obasanjo described as a mistake of the past, especially in Christendom, claims that ‘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,” he said.
Obasanjo said the failure to be careful with the 2023 elections may break Nigeria.
“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 was quoted as saying.
2023 may make or break Nigeria – Obasanjo tells religious leaders