Yoruba traditional rulers deceived Jonathan during election – Cardinal Okogie


A former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has disclosed how some monarchs from the SouthWest region deceived former president Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 presidential election campaigns.

Speaking with Punch recently, the cleric said “Did you see the photograph I saw; you saw him in the midst of obas; you saw the way they pointed their sticks (at him). If you are a Yoruba man, do they (monarchs) pray with that kind of thing? No way! ‘You want prayer? We will give you prayer’”.

According to him, religious leaders should be blamed for the role they played in Jonathan’s defeat, saying they didn’t warn him of what lied ahead of him like he (Okogie) did.
“This means they were deceptive. I am not ready to do that kind of thing. If it is the last bullet, I will rather die and meet my God. This is one thing that is wrong with this nation: we have many people that are ready to do anything because of money. They don’t think about their neighbour”.

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