The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, has sent a message to Nigerian pastors ahead of the 2023 election.
Speaking during an interview with Punch, Keyamo warned pastors to be mindful of political predictions as they might regret the outcome after the 2023 polls
He advised pastors to learn from the 2015 election and avoid throwing their weight behind any presidential candidate.
He insisted that Clergymen must lead people to the kingdom of God and not the presidential villa.
According to him: “Having pastors tilt towards a particular candidate is a good thing for the country but after they fail, they will now go back to their core mandate. It is a mistake they are making and it is important they make it. I thought they would have learnt their lessons to separate the church from politics in 2015; they have not.
“They must lead people into the kingdom of God and not to (the Presidential) Villa. Villa is not heaven. God is allowing this to happen now because, after 2023, they would realise the mistakes they have made and that they have plunged the church into where they should not have.”