Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has advised religious leaders across the country to be wary of politicians with desperate ambitions.
Guardian gathered that Wike gave the advice when he met separately with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Dr. Tajudeen Adigun-led Committee of FCT Imams Initiative (CFII) on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to the minister, politicians who were desperate for power can do anything to divide the country for their selfish interests.
“Be careful with politicians who can do anything just because of power. It is not everything you read in social media that is correct. Go and ask questions.
He continued: “I am seated here as the minister of FCT, if there is anything you here that the FCT is trying to do, do not hesitate, just like you wrote for this courtesy call, do not hesitate to also ask, this thing I am hearing, is it correct?
Wike observed that “there are those who could not face us in the political scene, what they do is to run back to religious leaders and say, do you know this man?”
The Minister further urged religious leaders to preach the gospel of support for the country’s political leadership pointing out that once a leader emerges after an election, people should leave their personal views and pray for the leaders to succeed so that the country will succeed.
“God has voted a president for this country, pray for him to succeed. Hard decisions are being taken to address the wrong way things have been done. This is not the time to criticise, but to help Nigeria to grow.”