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I am a political scientist by training but at heart I am a change maker with an insatiable drive to correct the injustices that plague Nigeria.
 
 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Separation of Church and State...Goodluck Jonathan Thinks it's Highly Overrated

The Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was using his time, energy, and astute political mind to visit Redeem Christian Church of God Crusade Camp ground in Lagos Nigeria, in order to receive a Christian Divine endorsement and holy ghost blessing.



Where to even begin on this one...Should the President be seeking the endorsement of Christian churches? Has he been to Islamic mosques, Jewish synagogues, 7th Day Adventist establishments, the Ajala Eziudo Shrine etc. Is this truly the best forum for his campaigning? After all is he not showing preference to Christians? He seems to be showing favoritism to a small portion of Nigerians.


To me this strategy is about alienating and dividing rather than uniting and conquering. What is Goodluck Jonathan's political standpoint? Frankly speaking with all of the corruption in Nigeria the least of our concerns is his religious affiliation.  By the way...whatever happened to separation of church and state?

Goodluck Jonathan...have you thought of having a townhall meeting, participating in a debate, or making media appearances to get your messages across. We need to know where you stand. You are currently living in the shadow of former President Abubakar Yar adua, who you succeeded due to his death while in office. What are your viewpoints, what are your passions, what are your priorities? I implore you Goodluck Jonathan if you are to be successful as the next Nigerian President...now is the time to get your messages across loud and clear to the people you hope to serve.