Jimoh Ahmed, Owo.
The political class in Nigeria has been cautioned against heating up the polity and eventually kill the ongoing democratic process.
The Chief Imam of Arigidi Akoko, Sheikh Jimoh Balogun, stated this at a religious gathering in Ariigidi at the weekend.
Balogun who affirmed that the worst civilian government is better than a military rule said if we learn our lessons in the country, democracy will be nurtured to the point of making Nigeria an example for other countries to emulate.
The cleric who also warned against making inciting statements in order to get into political offices by all means reminded politicians and all those seeking political positions that Allah is the giver and taker of positions, which are most often transient in nature.
He called on Nigerian leaders to shun politics of bitterness, acrimony, selfishness and embrace politics of inclusiveness, selflessness and accountability.
The Imam said leaders and followers will be held accountable for their deeds on the day of judgement.
He concluded by urging Nigerians to continue to pray to Allah for good government that will revive the ailing economy and bail the country out of the present economic dungeon which resulted in hyperinflation, poverty and high cost goods and services.