By Monsuru Olowoopejo
Former Ondo state Governor, Olusegun Mimiko [/caption]Ondo State former governor, Olusegun Mimiko, yesterday, described the face-off between Presidency and the National assembly indicated that the country was in state of anomy.
Mimiko expressed his dissatisfaction over the activities that had beclouded the country lately at launch of the book, ‘Save for his praise: A personal testimony, authored by publisher of Hallmark Newspaper, Prince Emeka Obasi, in Lagos, which was also attended by former governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi, former All Progressives Congress, APC publicity Secretary, Bolaji’s Abdullahi and others.
He stressed that both parties should consider the interest of the country and bury the hatchet.
“The drama across the country has showed that Nigeria is in a state of anomy. And my position is that the executive and the legislature should bury the hatchet because Nigeria has to move forward.”
He noted that rather than argue both parties should work towards building the country to give a descent healthcare service and provide other basic amenities that would boost standard of living in Nigeria.
“We live in Nigeria where there is a lot of poverty. Few years there was an accident where a late minister, James Ocholi, his wife and his children died. We also had the case during the Nigeria Medical Association conference in Kaduna, and five specialists lost their lives. And for one to be a specialist, he must be trained for seven years, so, we have no business losing them.”
According to him, these wouldn’t have happened if the leaders of the country had done the needful to ensure that the society functions effectively for Nigerians interest.
The former governor lamented that rather than fix the country, “Nigerians rely on miracles. But we have some society that organized their own miracles, unless you just gave up to die.
“The society has organised its miracle in everything but the society of ours where we pray and pray and pray without work , the society of ours where everybody is a commodity on the day of election who can be purchased with N5000 , our miracle will not come. We tend to use God in a manner a drunkard uses a lamp post.
“We must organise ourselves, we must challenge and question some of our assumption about miracles,” he added.
.I am grateful for God’s favour
Obasi, while disclosing reasons behind the publication, hinted that he battled with an ailment that medical expects couldn’t phantom it cause, saying, in February 2017, the doctors said that I can’t make it.
“But today, here I am. This book is a testimony of God wonders. And the need to understand that there are different men of God,” he added.
According to him, the aim behind this publication was to glorify the name of God because he did not put my family and I to shame.
“When I started writing the book, my wife told me not to focus on vindication because it is only God that vindicate. I had my own vice but I have laid them at the feet of Jesus Christ.
“The only reason I can be here is that God chose me for Favour. It is not by might. I didn’t just make myself and it is the Favour that is the cause of my wahala.
“I wrote this book to thank God and declare publicly that it is was God that saved me because I have never considered to believe in any other God. My Case is a demonstration that the Lord is good all the time.
“The Church of God is real and true no matter what fake prophets do. Pastor Adeboye once said that for the fact that there are fake pastors, there are genuine ones too,” Obasi added.