Poju Oyemade, senior pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, has warned that elites calling for war may flee the country after violence breaks out.
Oyemade, speaking during ‘The Platform’ programme organised by The Covenant Nation on Saturday, said it is wrong for elites to advocate for war while they have foreign visa on their passports.
He stressed that no one is certain about how a war would end in Nigeria if one breaks out.
There has been tension in the country in recent times, as the country continues to grapple with insecurity and calls for secession.
Oyemade said while the elites may be able to leave when war breaks out in the country, their family members and vulnerable Nigerians would suffer.
“It would be immoral, let me say it to the elites, to advocate for violence when you have a foreign visa on your own passport. The theatre to exit the nation and the theatre if anything happens”, he said.
“A war is something you can only determine when it starts, you cannot determine when it ends. You can be in it for 30 years, you may run away from that theatre but the poor that you claim that you are fighting for will be the one left fighting and suffering.
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“You may run but remember elderly ones are in that theatre. People who are weak. You will have family members that will be left behind.”
He pointed out that the major problem of the country is the lack of political will from the ruling class.
“Is it that Nigerians are not bright or intelligent? Our society is not a reflection of our intellectual content and capacity,” he said.
“Nigerians are some of the most intellectually able people in the world. The problem is lack of political will.
“It is clear that the way we are going about, things must change. We cannot keep doing things the same way and expect any significant change,” he added.