Makinde says politics not dirty, wants religious leaders to participate

Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan


The Prelate Emeritus, Methodist Church, Nigeria, Dr Sunday Ola Makinde has urged religious leaders and their followers to shun the insinuation and claims of tagging politics a dirty but rather consider running for political offices.

He added that such must however be done with the mindset of cleansing and sanitising the political system.

Makinde spoke in a sermon at the dedication of the Secretariat building of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo state chapter, in Ibadan, on Thursday.

While noting that politics entail various dynamisms, the cleric said the current political system awaits the involvement of honest individuals irrespective of their religious leanings.

He therefore urged religious leaders to encourage their followers alike to participate in politics by starting to vie for Chairmanship, councillorship positions and move up to contest for higher positions.

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