2015 elections: Obasanjo urges fasting, prayers for Nigeria

Olusegun Obasanjo
Olusegun Obasanjo

Tunde Olanrewaju, Abeokuta


Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday linked a successful 2015 general election to spiritual approval as he urged Nigerians to fast and pray for the unity and stability of the country towards the poll.


Obasanjo spoke during a courtesy visit by the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Reverend Felix Omobude, at his country home in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Arguing that Nigeria remains a divine project that has come to stay, the former president pointed out that only God appoints leaders to administer a country despite any political scheming and campaign promises.


He also noted that the country’s current political situation would not consumed it, saying that God would see the country through. Obasanjo said  nobody ever thought that the late General Sani Abacha could become a leader of the country.


He said, “I always say that I’m an incurable optimist about this country. If there is anything that I would ask of you, it is that you should never stop fasting and praying for Nigeria. My short span of life has seen a few unexpected things in this country when we thought that the end would just happen, but God made us to scale through. I personally never thought we would have a leader like late Sani Abacha in this country. I was a victim but God saw us through that situation.
“There is not situation we see or worry about that God will not see us through. That is my belief and that is what gives me confidence. It gives me courage; it gives me the ability to work for the country’s unity.

“No matter what is happening, all will be well. And those of you who believe all will be well for Nigeria should continue to shout Hallelujah. God has done it for us”.


Omobude, who is on a two-day working visit to Ogun State, while responding described the former president as a special treasure to Nigeria. The PFN president said that Obasanjo would continue to remain relevant in the affairs of the country, assuring that the PFN would not fail in its calling to pray for the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria.



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