Fetus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has said former President, Goodluck Jonathan, divided the country along religious lines, and not Muhammadu Buhari.
Keyamo stated this in an interview with Saturday Sun, according to West African Reporters.
The minister said Jonathan campaigned with sentiments in 2015 to get sympathy and support.
He pointed out that Jonathan moved from one church to another, using religion to seek votes, saying at no time did Buhari visited any mosque or church to canvass for votes ahead of the election.
He said the country needed a person with integrity like Buhari, to fix things that had been destroyed by the previous governments.
He said: “We are in a situation in this country now that the way the country has been battered economically, we need somebody with integrity to preside over the affairs of the country and revamp it to glory.
“With all sense of modesty, do I look poor, that I need something from any government? I don’t, it is for the good of my country that I am doing what I am doing.
“The present government is not the best, it is not a divine arrangement that we think that it is God that sent it down from heaven, it has its flaws, it has made some errors in judgment and certain things, but those errors do not amount to armageddon.
“In 2015, you saw that this country was divided by the North/South sentiments and the Christians/ Muslim sentiments. Who made it happen?
“In 2015, who used religion to do a campaign? Certainly not Buhari, he did not go to mosque publicly begging Imams and praying in the Mosque, lying down before Imams to bless him and tell their followers to vote for him.
“Buhari did not do that, so when you say the country is more divided, is it as a result of him? Certainly no. It was because of the dynamism of the politics that brought him into office; the politics of that time under former President Goodluck Jonathan.”