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Diya tasks politicians on nation’s unity

Diya tasks politicians on nation’s unity

- Former chief of general staff, major general Oladipo Diya has spoken about Nigerian politicians

- Diya described politics and religion as Siamese twins that could not be separated

- He urged the politicians to be mindful of their language and not spoil the country

Former chief of general staff, major general Oladipo Diya said politics and religion are as Siamese twins that cannot be separated adding that if they were disconnected, it would hinder national development.

The Guardian reports that Diya made this known on Sunday, May 27, at the 70th anniversary and thanksgiving of the United Methodist Evangelical Church in Yaba, Lagos.

According to him, “If anything happens it is very unfortunate, religion has something to do with politics and we are happy because the constitution of our country does not segregate or discriminate at all.

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“The politicians should be mindful of their language, they should not spoil the country for us, we have grown to love each other and we have grown to admire each other’s religion.”

Those who attended the event include Anthony Adefuye; Publisher of The Guardian, Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru and Chairman, Yaba Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Omiyale Kayode.

Adefuye cautioned those manipulating religion to fulfill their political ambition to desist from doing so, saying some Pentecostal pastors were politicians in disguise.

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On his part, Kayode urged Nigerians to support the government, as governments could not do it alone.

In his sermon titled: Double Honour, Dean of the Cathedral, Reverend O. A. Timothy, charged Nigerians to involve God while making important decisions in their lives.

Meanwhile, had reported that Diya said President Buhari would not only successfully complete his first term of four years, he will run for another term in 2019 to complete his constitutionally allowed eight years.

Diya also opened up on his dilemma over the agitation for Ijebu state in 1996, and why it was not achieved when he was 'number two' citizen of the country.

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