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RELIGION AS IT AFFECTS NIGERIA POLITICS by chapatti(: 12:48 am On Feb 04

When you get to Saudi Arabia, what unites then as a Nation? When you get to Iran, what unites them as a Nation? When you get to Israel, what unites them as a Nation? When you get to Australia, what unites them as a Nation? What about our Nation Nigeria, what have been our unifying factor? In Saudi Arabia, religion unites them. In Iran, same thing (Islam). In Australia we talk about Christianity (Religion) in Israel religion too (Judaism). But in Nigeria, what have been our unifying factor? GREED. I repeat GREED GREED AND GREED.
It has become of no surprise that Religion has taken a deep root position of importance in Nigerian politics. Religion such as Christianity, Islam and African Traditional Religion are the ones found in the country. It so clear that these various religions are very much intertwined with political activities in the country and as a result, it has shaped the political landscape of the Nation.

But as it has come to those who holds political offices have misused religion as a tool to get to power while the religious leaders on their own are mishandling it to get personal gain from those who hold public office. Permit me to say that religion as it where has been negatively used here in Nigerian regarding politics since independence.

As a child growing up, i never saw Nigeria as a society with a people who shares a common interest rather i have always seen Nigeria as a mere geographical expression. What more can we say about a nation where religion have been the norms for supporting a particular candidate irrespective of the person's incapability. In Nigeria, federal elections are won based on the religion who has more population. Yeah. The only reason Muhammadu Buhari won the last presidential election was because, the Christians as it where betrayed their own because they where simply tired of PDP. If not, the Nation would have been ruled by an christian. You, the fact that one is a muslim or claims to be born again does not make such a one a valid aspirant. My point is that, Nigeria as a Nation has a lot to learn as far politics is concerned.
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