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INEC chair: Rely on God, Shonekan tells Jonathan

By Bose Adebayo

Former Head of Interim National Government, ING, Chief Earnest Shonekan has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to rely solely on God and not lean on his own understanding in his bid to appoint another chairman for Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Speaking with Vanguard shortly after the public presentation of a book titled ‘’Pursuit of Destiny’‘, authored by Otunba Matthew Oyin Jolayemi he said it was only God who could give us a credible leader to solve our election problems adding that Nigeria has reached a level where human understanding does not count any longer. ‘’We have applied different methods to solve our problem and the best thing for us is to allow God to do it for us,’‘ he said.

Shonekan who was also the occasion’s Chairman called on Nigerians to be patriotic and pray in their own little way assuring that the ‘’nation will bounce back and God will make Nigerians to smile again,’‘

Book reviewer, Pastor Itua Ighodalo said the 386 pages book portrays the writer’s determination to capture the readers’ immediate world of destiny in short sentences, ‘’ the book gives a punchy ride and captures the positive essence of the author both physically and spiritually. He was patriotic, courageous, genius, surmounting the restriction of former trading to attain an enviable height,’‘ he noted.

According to Ighodalo, the book written to commemorate the writer’s 70th birthday also depicts the author’s passion for the less privileged in the society.  “It captures his deep love for philanthropists, he had no money, skill, formal education and no shoulder to lean on but he believed with God all things were possible,’‘ said Ighodalo.


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