A former General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide, Prophet S.K. Abiara, has warned politicians to mind their language during the electioneering.
The cleric spoke during the 33rd anniversary of the CAC, Agbala Itura, Agege, Lagos, a statement said on Sunday.
He said, “The forthcoming election is just at the door. My piece of advice to all political parties and aspirants is to avoid any form of hate speech. This is because words are like an egg; once it falls to the ground, it can never be gathered together. The impact of hate speech is bad. So, make sure you do away with it in all your campaign. Nobody should use words that can provoke other people’s anger or set the country on fire. Let every member of various political parties watch their languages.
“It is high time Nigerian politicians learnt to play politics with the spirit of sportsmanship instead of hatred, violence, hooliganism and assassination. Politics is not supposed to be a do-or-die affair.”
Abiara asked politicians to celebrate with whoever emerged victorious at the polls, adding that going to court after elections amounted to waste of time and money.
While saying that the future of the country was bright, the cleric urged Nigerians to vote candidates of their choice without any fear.