Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Sunday urged decent persons in the country to join politics, saying that the people currently in leadership positions do not have the fear of God in them.
Obasanjo also declared that politics was not for the ungodly people, stressing that Nigerians with the fear of God need to be in politics in order to correct the wrongs in the polity.
He added that it was a fallacy in some quarters that good Christians should not be in politics.
Obasanjo spoke at the special thanksgiving to mark the fifth anniversary of the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King (CCGC), a religious group of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta.
The former president, however, recalled that â€œone of the early things I learnt in politics is that it requires money. Not money for bribing. But it is what is called genuine administration. Some of the people who will come will need money for transportation.
â€œWhen they came to me, I told them that I do not have money. But, they said if I have had money, may be they would not even have come and meet me. I soon realised how I will raise money for transportation, so I started visiting people in the morning and evening and that was how we make it.â€
However, in his sermon, Ola Akande said he had been â€œa spectator of the many ups and downs of the life of Obasanjo across the years,â€ noting that even as a senior, he came to know a miracle about him, and it was that this is a special man that God has given to the current and contemporary Nigerian generation.
â€œYou all know that God has granted him many victories in life. So, the building of such a chapel by him is indeed an expression of praise and thanksgiving to Christ the Glorious King. So to you Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, I say â€œwell done! May God continue to grant you more of His grace in Jesus name.â€