Bishop warns against using religion to further political ambition

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Rt. Rev. Emmanuel BadejoABUJA – Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Badejo, the Catholic Bishop of Oyo Diocese, has appealed to to use religion to further their political ambition.

Badejo, who spoke in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on in Abuja, regretted that were promoting religious differences for selfish interest.

The bishop at the Holy Cross Catholic Church Gwarinpa II Abuja, to solicit support to develop his diocese, of inter- faith programmes, among others.

He said the ahead of the 2015 polls portend great danger going by the attitude of some .

“What am afraid of is the tendency of politicians to begin to stoke the fires of religious differences as a pillar of their agenda.

“Politicians are saying that this person should be there because he did this and he did that to Christianity; we do need that,” he said.

On Eid el-Fitri celebration, he enjoined both Christians and Muslims to desist making religion look like a problem.[eap_ad_2]

“Religion is a blessing; it is religion that helps us to modify the tendencies and excesses that we have.

“Politicians should mention their agenda, put it to people, sell it to the people and then hope to be elected.

“That is something we should look after in the West of Nigeria,” he added.

On Boko insurgency, Badejo said that the sect’ onslaught has become ‘incomprehensible,’ stating that politicians should be held responsible for the increasing cases of insurgency in the country.

He added that it unfortunate that Nigeria nurtured the ground for the `explosion’ of Boko insurgency. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]