Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has described the forthcoming general election as a deciding moment for Nigeria.
Obasanjo said this when he received the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Most Reverend Daniel Okoh, at his Presidential Library penthouse in Ota, Ogun state.
The former president emphasized the role of religious leaders in the political process adding that politicians may cause irreparable damage if care is not taken.
“I think it’s 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,” Obasanjo 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 added.
Obasanjo urged the CAN president to stand on the path of truth, equity and justice in his affairs, especially during this electioneering period.
On his part, Okoh appreciated Obasanjo for his immense contribution towards the peace in Nigeria and Africa.