The Church is united in prayers against anyone that is planning Nigeria’s destruction in 2015. Dr. Felix Omobude, President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, and the General Superintendent of Gospel Light International Ministries (New Covenant Gospel Church) has said, adding that a leader needs his people behind him to succeed.
Omobude spoke at the 70th birthday thanksgiving and celebration of Dr. Obiora Ezekiel, Founder of Christian Pentecostal Mission International, CPM, at its headquarters in Lagos.
Speaking on the occasion, the celebrant, Dr. Ezekiel, said: “Bible defines politics as conversation. Until our leaders learn to converse with Nigerians, the politics of grab-grab will continue to replace politics of build-build.”
Omobude said: “We are praying that anyone who plans for the destruction of Nigeria in 2015 will not see that year. We are praying and Heaven will take them out one way or the other.
“Nigerians must know that the country is ours. Only a man God has ordained can be in power and not by any claim to birthright.
“The greatness of a leader is in his people. This was how the founding fathers of Nigeria executed their lofty ideas. The present generation needs the dream of the first generation of leaders. It is the lack of these factors that leads to abandoned projects, dreams and visions.”
Omobude mentioned leaders such as Obafemi Awolowo, who made it possible for him to get education through the free education scheme, as worthy examples. He said that there was hope for the country.
Ezekiel tasked Christians to be the Bible people read. He paid glowing tributes to his wife, Dr. Mercy Ezekiel, who is the National and International Coordinator of CPM, saying “she is my God-sent pillar.”
At the event, the General Overseer, TREM, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, advised Anambra politicians to go back to the drawing board and make a wise choice on gubernatorial candidate, saying fielding more than two candidates will not do the state any good.