2023: “Face Your Core Mandates”, Buhari’s Top Minister Sends Daring Message to Nigerian Pastors

2023: “Face Your Core Mandates”, Buhari’s Top Minister Sends Daring Message to Nigerian Pastors

  • The minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo, has sent a message to Nigerian pastors ahead of the 2023 general election
  • In the build up of the September campaign of all political parties, Keyamo urged clerics not to dabble into politics but to focus on their core mandates
  • He however urged pastors to be mindful of political predictions as they might regret the outcome after the 2023 polls

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the minister of state for labour and employment and spokesperson for the presidential campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has advised pastors and other clerics to learn lessons from 2015 and avoid throwing their weight behind some candidates.

Keyamo, who spoke in an exclusive interview with The Punch in Abuja, also advised the clerics to “face their core mandates”.

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Festus Keyamo, Nigerian pastors, APC, 2023 general election, Kashim Shettima
Ahead of 2023, Festus Keyamo says the Tinubu/Shettima ticket is perfect for Nigeria. Photo credit: @BolaTinubu
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He said:

“Having pastors tilt towards a particular candidate is a good thing for the country but after they fail, they will now go back to their core mandate. It is a mistake they are making and it is important they make it. I thought they would have learnt their lessons to separate the church from politics in 2015; they have not.

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"Their duty is to lead people into the kingdom of God and not to (the Presidential) Villa. Villa is not heaven. God is allowing this to happen now because, after 2023, they would realise the mistakes they have made and that they have plunged the church into where they should not have.”

Why I deliberately wore sneakers to NBA Conference, Kashim Shettima

Vice Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that he deliberately wore the outfit he wore at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference in Lagos state to throw people off during the campaign.

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The former Borno governor said he had received word that there was a gang up against him there and so he threw them off with his outfit.

Shettima maintained that when he found out it was a hostile crowd, he had a change of mind and decided to wear the outfit.

2023: Nigerian pastor backs Muslim-Muslim ticket, lists 10 reasons why Tinubu is next president

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Sunday Adelaja, a Nigerian pastor based in Ukraine, declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be elected president in 2023.

It was reported that in a lengthy piece titled: NIGERIA, BEHOLD YOUR NEXT PRESIDENT” and posted on his verified Facebook page, the founder of Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations Kyiv Ukraine, said the former Lagos Governor will win because of 10 reasons he listed.

According to him, Tinubu is a man of vision who transformed Lagos into the fifth economy in Africa and raised men to continue his “progressive ideals and works.”

Source: Legit.ng

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