Bajowa, Utomi warn against civil war, fascism
Canvass strong institutions to save Nigeria from woes
A retired General in the Nigerian Army, Olu Bajowa, yesterday, admonished Nigerians, particularly leaders of churches, against politics of religion, warning that such is capable of threatening the fragile peace and unity of the country.
He said Nigerians should endeavour to live in unity and hope for a better future, stressing that the bond that existed in the nation should not be compromised under any guise.
Bajowa stated this during the 90th Founders’ Day anniversary thanksgiving ceremony and N50 million fund-raising for the renovation of Mission House at the Holy Cross Church of Cherubim and Seraphim, Ilutitun, Okitipupa Local Council of Ondo State.
IN the same vein, Convener of Big Tent and Chieftain of the Labour Party (LP), Prof. Pat Utomi, yesterday, said strong institutions and values remain key to save the country from decay, noting that Nigeria cannot afford the crisis of legitimacy that comes every election cycle.
Utomi, who stated this at a media briefing, noted that such dispositions hurt growth and development, adding that the need to work Nigeria’s institutions to maturity to avoid these negative disruptions is non-negotiable.
He said that a number of fascists, demagogues or extremely ambitious people had pursued self-interest in a way that reduces the vision of others through the emotions political actors play up.