Politicians Don’t Fear God, Says Cleric


A popular Nigerian Islamic cleric, Sheikh Muhydeen Bello, on Tuesday, charged the political class to be mindful of their actions while in office, saying, “you will all become story after office.”

He also said that Nigerian politicians don’t need much but are never satisfied with what they have and that they don’t have fear of God.

He gave this advice during the four-year remembrance of the late former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, held at his private residence, Ring Road, in Ibadan, the state capital.

Bello further charged them to live lives that would speak better about them, urging them to use the gathering to unite the political family of the Ajimobis and the All Progressives Congress in the state.

“Without unity, you may not be able to carry on the late Ajimobi legacies.”

The cleric, thereafter, called on the state APC 2023 governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, to retrace his steps and be the rallying point for other party members.

“The former Senate leader needs to change some wrong notions some people are having about him while also seeking a way forward for the state.

“Ajimobi was not the only governor who ever served the state, but look at his people, who are still gathered to honour and remember him. We all will become history someday. Nothing goes forever.

“Politicians don’t need much, but you are never satisfied with what you have. You politicians, be satisfied with little. You don’t have fear of God. You ate with Ajimobi, yet you fought him, and you still think you are angry with him even in death.

“This is about Ajimobi; we are seeing his end; they will also see our ends, too. Let’s work for posterity and see what our future will look like.

“God asked us to fear him and said that He would repay us for all that we do on earth. Let’s stand upright in all our doings.

“As you are all seated here as politicians, love each other. Be one. Let there be oneness among you all. Ajimobi died; he left people behind. What have you done that you will be remembered for when you are gone? Be one united body as a political family and party. Don’t fight and envy each other. Always speak your mind truthfully to each other.

“People are not happy with the way all of you are behaving and relating. Come together, be strong and united in honour of Ajimobi. He lived a life that unites people, yet you people are not united after his death,” he lamented.

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