Gyang Bere, Jos
Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has admonished pastors across interdenominational churches, in Plateau State, to pray and fast for a free, fair and peaceful Presidential and National Assembly elections, tomorrow.
He noted that God saved his life during the recent plane crash to enable him contribute in taking Nigeria to the next level.
Osinbajo spoke, yesterday, in Jos, during a special day of prayer for the general election, organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Plateau State Chapter, at Eliel Centre, Jos.
He said the destiny of Nigeria rests heavily in the hands of pastors, who hear directly from God and have great influence on their followers.
“I urge you to continue to pray and fast for those of us in government; especially, pray for me and the Saturday elections.”
He said after God saved his life from the recent crash, “God gave me a verse in the Holy Bible of Luke13:13, and I know the devil can not interfer with the plans of God for this nation.”
“When I was picked as the presidential running mate in 2014, I ran to meet my father, Pastor Adeboye, and told him. Since it was the will of God, he told me, four times, that I would be the vice president of Nigeria and he blessed me.”
Osinbajo commended Governor Simon Lalong for providing peace in Plateau State and called on the people to support him for continuity.
“I want to specially commend governor Simon Lalong for making peace a part of his agenda in Plateau State.”
Lalong, while welcoming the vice president, assured him that Plateau would pray fervently for peaceful elections in the country.
“The visit of the vice president to Plateau State is historic; we recall he came in 2015, before the general elections and we prayed here, and there was victory; and the same thing will repeat itself in this year’s elections.
“Only God will decide who will win, and God’s decision is the best. Our prayer is that the election will be peaceful.”
The state CAN chairman Rev. Soja Bewarang, represented by the association’s secretary Rev. Father Polycarp Lubo said the aim of the prayer was to ensure free, fair and credible elections.