The leader of One Love Family, Sat Guru Maharaj ji has stated that human capacity should be placed above religious sentiments for the 2023 presidential election.
Guru Maharaj Ji stated this on Monday while speaking his mind on the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which features Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima.
According to him, religion has not helped the country’s development and those expressing fear about the Muslim-Muslim ticket should calm down.
He argued further that what Nigeria needs is a leader that can make the institutions work so fears and suspicions about religion would be a thing of the past.
NewsTimes understands he made his stand known at the Alarere residence of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, while fielding questions from the Personal Assistant (Media) to the Olubadan, Oladele Ogunsola.
He said; “Religion has not helped this country in any form and if anybody disagrees with me, such a person should point at what religion has done for us in terms of development. Or, are we saying Nigerians are not religious enough? What is important is what a particular person can do, for now, what we need is performance.
“We have been subjected to different kinds of sentiments which led to the fears being expressed by the critics.
“But, what we need under the coming dispensation is a leader that would ensure that our various institutions work accordingly. If all the institutions are allowed to function according to the law of the land, the issue of how one worships his or her God would not arise. There won’t be suspicion or threat of insecurity occasioned by religious conflict.”
Guru Maharaj ji was at the Olubadan’s palace to pay homage to the Monarch as part of his sect’s 42nd anniversary activities.