Popular cleric Satguru Maharaj Ji has advised the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to spend on orphanages instead of giving money to lawyers to contest the results of the February 23 presidential election.
He condemned the practice of vote-buying, appealing to Nigerians to shun any politician who offers them money in exchange for their votes.
The religious leader spoke during an exclusive chat with the Punch correspondent on Thursday.
While urging the Federal Government to provide adequate security at polling booths, he asked Nigerians to vote for leaders who would move their states forward.
He said, “There is no need for anybody going to court.
“The money Atiku has, he should take it to motherless babies’ homes and rehabilitation centres instead of giving it to lawyers.
“I want Nigerians to exercise their franchise on Saturday peacefully. They should be security conscious.
“In the past, Nigerians were deprived of their rights to elect their leaders. With the government in place now, I believe we have the chance to choose freely.
“This is our chance to vote out poverty, looting, terrorism and all kinds of unproductive attitude in our society.”