Jonathan urges religious leaders to pray for nation’s stability
By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa — President Goodluck Jonathan has called on religious leaders in the country to remain steadfast in their prayers for the peace and stability of the country.
Jonathan made the call at the 2nd session of the First Synod of the Diocese of Ogbia, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion at Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Describing the theme of the Synod as apt, the President, who was represented by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, reaffirmed his belief that political power comes from God.
President Jonathan, who thanked Christians in the country for their continued prayers and support to his administration, expressed the hope that the country would soon overcome its current challenges, including insecurity.
Earlier presenting his charge, the Bishop of the Ogbia Diocese, Right Reverend James Oruwori, urged Nigerians to put their trust in God to bring about positive transformation of the country.
Rev Oruwori, speaking on the theme, “Not by Might, nor by Power, but by My Spirit,” attributed the country’s political and socio-economic woes to corruption, which he noted had permeated every facet of the nation, including the church.