Guru Maharaj warns Buhari ahead of new political appointments

Guru Maharaj Ji, a Nigerian spiritual leader, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari to make sure his political appointments are based on merit and not religious sentiments.

Okay.ng report that the spiritual leader disclosed this while talking to newsmen on Tuesday, 28th May, at his Iju Ishaga Temple in Lagos.

The digital news platform understands that Maharaj was speaking on the forthcoming 26th Anniversary of Highest Spiritual Centre of the Universe Declaration as the New Holy Land.

He said, “Religious leaders should be fenced off decision-making on appointments and the appointments should be based on hard work, past records and merit.

“Appointments to high and sensitive government offices by quota is one of the several neo-colonial deity of backwardness in self-governing but pseudo-emancipated Nigeria.

“A competent person is fundamentally a human being, not a Christian, Muslim or religious person.

“As such, focus should be on setting standards that give proper access to competent Nigerians to run government agencies and institutions, irrespective of their religious and ethnic tilt.”

Furthermore, Maharaji said that the quest for a united and prosperous Nigeria is a patriotic strive that requires the hard work of patriots.

In his words: “Public officers appointed or elected on the premise of religious sentiment cannot but be loyal to the parochial and troublesome sentiments that got them the office they occupy.

“I urge President Buhari to ignore the effusion of religious leaders in midwifing the birth of the ninth republic.”

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