Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has described the emergence of Douye Diri as Governor of Bayelsa as the beginning of a new dawn in the state.
Apostle Suleiman stated this during a courtesy visit to the governor at the Government House, Yenagoa.
A statement by the governor’s Acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the Christian cleric as describing Diri as a profound leader and a divine gift to the people of the state.
He added that he has been praying for the governor against conspiracies and gang ups by mischief makers, maintaining that it is only prayers that can sustain what has been entrusted with by God.
“I want to tell the people of the state that it is a new dawn for them. I pray that God will give the governor ideas and plant around him the right people that will help in bringing peace and development to the state,” he said.
Suleman likened the governor to the biblical David, citing his constant and public show of gratitude and trust in God, and noting that his heart of gratitude is proof that God will stand by him.
He prayed that God would give the governor ideas and support him with the right people that would not sabotage the opportunity that God has given to him.
In a brief remark, Governor Diri described Apostle Suleman as God’s general and prayed that God will continue to uphold him while thanking the cleric for his fervent prayers for the government and the state.
The governor urged Apostle Suleman not to relent in his prayers for the state, saying that Bayelsa needs his prayers more than ever before.