Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Christians to participate actively in politics, saying to do otherwise is to allow evil people take charge of the country.
Obasanjo dispelled the notion that politics was not meant for ungodly people.
According to the former President who spoke at the fifth anniversary thanksgiving service of the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King, organised by Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, the people in the currently leadership of the country do not have the fear of God.
He said Nigerians with the fear of God needs to join politics in order to correct the wrongs in the country.
“I want to say here that Christians should participate in politics. We should not leave politics in the hands of the evil ones who cannot offer this country any good,” he said.
In his sermon, former president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr. Ola Akande, described Obasanjo as a rare and special gift to Nigeria.
He said he had been a spectator of the ups and downs of the life of Obasanjo over the years, noting that there was a hand of providence in his entire life.
Akande described the former president as a special man God has given to the current generation of Nigerians.
“I have been a spectator of the many ups and downs of the life of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo across the years. There is no doubt that I am his elder brother. During our times together, I came to know a miracle about him, and that this is a special man that God has given to our current or contemporary Nigerian generation. Such a gift comes once in a while,” he said.
Adding: “Believe me; you do not pray for such a gift from God. God just decides what he wants to give mankind, and He does it. ,When He does it, He gives the gift to our generation through a very, very poor family.”
Speaking on the theme, “Can the Nigerian Church Transform the Nigerian Society?,” the cleric bemoaned how evil is taking over the House of God these days.”