Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has, ahead of the 2023 general elections, warned Nigerians against voting for unrighteous political leaders.
Obasanjo, on Wednesday, charged Nigerians to be careful of their choices in the forthcoming polls, saying that everyone will regret it in the end if an unrighteous politician is elected to occupy a position come 2023.
Naija News understands that the former leader gave the warning today at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Penthouse in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital when the new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Most Reverend Daniel Okoh, visited him.
Obasanjo said it becomes necessary for religious leaders to enlighten the people on the need to elect righteous political leaders, noting that wrong leaders will wreck Nigeria if elected and the entire country would regret it if such is allowed.
In a statement made available to newsmen by his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo pleaded that politicians should be made more responsible by religious leaders.
He said: “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 added 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.
The elder statesman 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.