In an effort to explain why people left a church service in the state because of the pastor's sermon, veteran journalist and public affairs analyst Jimi Disu has come forward as the race for the governor of Lagos continues to heat up ahead of Saturday's elections for the state house of assembly and governor.
Disu lamented the rate at which ethnic divide and tribal hate speech are being utilized as campaign strategies for some parties and their candidates ahead of Saturday's governorship elections during an interview on Nigeria News FM's "Dailies Today" on Thursday morning.
To support his claim, the seasoned journalist related how some attendees of a church service in Lagos' Alausa axis were forced to leave because the pastor abruptly veered from his topic and started praising one candidate while preaching against another candidate's supporters from that state's specific ethnic group.
"This is what I have been saying, aside from the political harassment we have started to see, some people have utterly lost their sense of judgment and have thrown caution to the wind all in the name of politics," Jimi Disu stated.
On Sunday, it almost became a political rally in one of the churches in Alausa. Imagine a scenario where the Provost, who should be delivering a sermon to save souls, was more concerned with delivering a sermon that was supportive of one political party and its candidate.
Also, he began to discuss the ethnic bias, particularly with regard to a certain tribe. On the pulpit, he carried out each of these. The preacher didn't give a flying flip that some attendees left the religious service. This left me wondering how our nation ended up in this situation. To be completely honest, I have no idea what has happened to us or why everyone is so worried. Is poverty the root issue.
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