From Matthew Aramunde, Lagos
Few weeks to the general election, the Spiritual Leader of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, Olumba Olumba Obu has revealed that it is reaping time for politicians who were involved in what he termed wrongful adoption and imposition of candidates on the electorate.
Speaking further, he said the divine reaction became necessary to correct the abnormality caused by political godfathers, leaders and political parties that are overwhelmingly repressive and by placing personal interest above the interest of the nation.
He condemned in strong terms the misuse of state funds by those in the corridors of power to fight, suppress and oppress their opponents, including those that supported them in the past elections.
Casting aspersion at the primary election that brought up those to contest the various political elective offices, Obu maintained that the fear of political godsons losing the primary election made their godfathers to explore all avenues to disallow a level-playing field for aspirants to test their popularity with the delegates.
He went philosophical when he said God will fight for someone who in the past supported his fellow party member to rise to the position of a governor on the agreement that at the end of his tenure, he takes over from him and instead of respecting that gentleman agreement, he uses the state money to fight and suppress his benefactor.
He berates politicians for their pretentious attitude when they visit churches in the garb of offering thanks giving after rigging election even as is on record that politicians play the game of politics to feather their nest without an iota of the fear of God in their hearts.
This group of Nigerians in both their carriage and utterances behave as if they owned the country.
“God owns Nigeria; you can acquire wealth and use it and your position as governor or president to do what you want against the will of God. God owns life. Your wealth cannot give you life” he said.