We don’t like it when politicians – or in fact anyone – try to score cheap points. It’s unnecessary and it’s disrespectful to the citizens.
Like yesterday, when, speaking at the Fathers’ Day Celebration at the Aso Villa Chapel, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo said the following:
“If the church says we will not accept you here or that we will expose you if you are stealing the resources of the country or stealing the resources of a private company or other establishments where you work, we would not have the type of problem that we have in this country.”
This is the kind of thing that opens cans that can’t be closed.
The VP was pastor at Olive Tree for many years, how many people has he exposed? How many people have been exposed at the monthly Redemption Camp, including when the former president – whom his administration has accused of wanton corruption – visited?
The statement was unnecessary, was grandstanding, and only reminds us of how quiet he, and very many other pastors have been when they had the opportunity to, and didn’t.
He should be better than this. We hold him to much higher standards.
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