Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday in his goodwill message at the 64th annual convention of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria said that if Jesus Christ were to be in Nigeria at this time, he would not keep quiet on the horrible situation of the country.
Obasanjo noted that clerics must speak up over the current situation of the nation. He urged them to be like Christ.
He also urged Christians to be united, saying that disunity might make Christians preys to the enemies.
“As Christians, we have to be like Christ as we are transformed into the likeness of Christ or little like Christ.
“So, in all positions, situations and events, we should be guided.
“If Christ was in this position, in this situation or in this event, what would he have done?
“We have a lot to do in the situation we found ourselves in this country today. And make no mistake about it, if we don’t get together and stay together, we would be devoured and that we should not take lightly.
“For me, if Christ was in Nigeria today, he would not keep quiet. He would say it as it should be said. He would speak truth to power. He would have no fear and he would have no intimidation.
“Children of God, you have a responsibility to do and say what Jesus Christ would have done and said if he was in Nigeria today.”
The church also installed a new General Overseer, Rev. Samuel Aboyeji, who took over from Rev. Felix Meduoye.
Obasanjo urged the new G.O to take the church to a greater height. The former president however in an apparent mockery of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration quickly said “I do not say to the next level.”
“Next Level” is the Buhari’s government slogan for his second term.
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