With five days until the general election, Nigerians have been urged to vote for the candidate who has the will to pull the country out of its current doldrums.
The Senior Pastor of Awaiting the Second Coming of Jesus Christ Ministry, Pastor Adewale Giwa, gave the charge while speaking on a radio programme in Akure, Ondo State.
According to the cleric, the only way the people can make the right choice at the polls on February 25 and March 11 is to turn down any form of monetary inducement that politicians might offer them.
While decrying the situation of the country, Giwa lamented that Nigerians have forgotten that the politicians who swayed them in 2015 are the ones seeking their votes again in 2023.
He said, “Politicians have destroyed everything in this country. Nigerians are too forgetful. Once we experience little comfort, we are bound to forget all the suffering we went through in the last eight years
“Precisely in 2015, I was one of the men of God that first raised the alarm and warned Nigerians that what they were about to embark on would backfire. And when the suffering began, the politicians were not affected but ordinary Nigerians.
“But the people have not learned because when it gets to election time, the same politicians will bring out money ranging from N5000 to N3000 to N2000 and begin to share it for them. Some people even collect as little as N500.
“There are things you must consider if you are given money to influence your choice at the polls. The first is that you must access their performance while in office. Secondly, you are free to collect money from politicians on election day if the money will be enough to cater for your rent, children’s school fees, and feeding for the next eight years.
“Only those with deep thoughts will be able to realise this and do the right thing by voting for the right person”, the pastor further stressed.