Senate President, David Mark has warned those he called desperate persons using politics and religion to destroy the sanctity of the unity and peace of the nation to desist in order to avoid the wrath of God.
He noted that, “to sponsor or promote violence , destruction and uncharitable utterances in the name of politics or religion is totally unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest term in words and deeds.”
Mark, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, stated this during the installation ceremony of the metropolitan Archbishop of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Joseph Job in Abuja, on Sunday.
The senate president urged Nigerians of all faiths to be committed to the work of social justice, peace and religious tolerance.
He cautioned those fanning the embers of war or disunity to think otherwise and pointed out that “current insecurity and political confusion are avoidable distractions we certainly do not need now.”
He expressed concern that most people tend to use politics and religion for the wrong reasons.