Nigeria: God will uproot evil leaders in Nigeria – Gowon

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Aug 20th, 2013
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Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon

A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Monday in Ibadan, Oyo State, said God would uproot all the leaders, who haboured evil intentions, against the country.

He also faulted the prediction that the country would break up by 2015, saying similar prediction by France was already failing.

Gowon spoke during his official visit to the  Gethsemane Prayer Ministries Cathedral, Eleyele, Ibadan, presided over by National Coordinator, Nigeria Prays, Rev. Moses Aransiola.

The former Head of State said, “Nigerians should stand up as one and intercede on the crises rocking this nation.

“That is when God will uproot all the leaders that have evil intentions against this country. Nigerians need to desist from creating problems which they cannot solve and stop blaming God for their shortcomings.

“We had series of crises in the past and if Nigerians can pray fervently well, sooner or later, this country will be free from its challenges; God has heard our cries and will surely answer.

“I don’t believe that the prediction by the United States of America that Nigeria will break before 2015 will happen. France said the same thing in the past that we will break up before 2014, but we still stand as one.

“Every Nigerian should stand against the prediction. If everyone of us believes that it will not happen, then it will not. I believe God will not allow such to happen. Nigeria Prays is really praying against such and that was the reason why this group came into existence.

“Nigerians at home and abroad are very concerned about the crisis that is rocking this nation and we believe that only prayer can solve it. If you love Nigeria the way I love Nigeria, and if I love Nigeria the way you do and we have faith, then we shall overcome.”

On the political activities ahead of the 2015 elections, he said, “The politicians are over-ambitious. They should be ignored, they spell doom for the nation. Politicians should not be selfish but should protect the interest of the people to ensure equitable development of the country.”

Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan would inaugurate the 2013 Christian pilgrimage on October 28, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, Mr. John-Kennedy Opara, has said.

Opara made this known to newsmen after the signing of the Air Charter Agreement for the 2013 Pilgrimage with Atlas Jet Nigeria Ltd, in Abuja on Monday. Via Punch

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