By Olayinka Latona
NIGERIANS have been advised to participate in the forthcoming general elections by voting for God-fearing credible can-didates who would not only transform the nation but also give the people dividends of democracy.
This assertion was made by the senior pastor of Four-square Gospel Church, Victory Camp, Iba District, Lagos, Pastor Patrick Odia-kose during the church’s 10th anniversary celebrat-ion. Odiakose who said the April elections will mark a turning point in the history of Nigeria, describ-ed present happenings in the country as a strategy that might make the mass-es lose confidence in the nation, stressing, how-ever, that with prayers from various religious bodies into the nation, “Nigeria is turning around for good.”
According to him: “To man, it appears impossi-ble but by the special grace of God, things are going to turn around for good. I believe this because I know people are praying and I have the confidence that God ans-wers prayers. Nigeria will be great. Nigerians should go out and vote. It is our civic right.”
In his message titled “Much more than this”, the District Overseer, Rev. Dan Olumefun advised the congregation to be more zealous in doing the work of God, adding that God who is a faithful re-warder is able to give much more for His child-ren. Olumefun also thank-ed God for the fulfilment of His word to the church, adding that God’s grace has sustained the district for the past 10 years despite several challeng-es. He noted that the church which started with just nine members in 2000 has now become a blessing to its environs and beyond, urging the congregants to be positive thinkers and always see a way through any challenge or obstacle that might come their way. Theme of the programme was; “Season of Harvest: reaping all the way.”