Obasanjo Stresses Need For Peace Ahead Of 2019
Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has warned Nigerians that God can not be held responsible if peace continues to elude the country.
The elder statesman in his message, also urged Nigerians to continue to strive for peace even as the 2019 general elections draw nearer, as according to him, it is the duty of all Nigerians to make it happen.
He said this on Sunday evening during the 2018 Christmas Carol and Service of Six Lessons organised by the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King (CCKG) situated inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Obasanjo in a statement by his special assistant (media) Kehinde Akinyemi, expressed the hope that 2019 “will indeed be a year of blessings for all and sundry in the country”.
“National peace is very important in view of the growing insecurity in the country.”
“The situation is getting worrisome by the day. I was in Kaduna and I thought that the story would be different. The people there said insecurity, kidnapping and killings are happening.
“If peace eludes us, it is not an act of God, but our making. That is why I am happy that our Bishop in his sermon also talked about peace. This is the appropriate time to talk about peace; this is the season of peace.
“It will be a year of blessings for each one, and particularly for Nigeria. When people come to me and say they are giving up on the country, I tell them no and that next year is a year of blessings for all.
“With right statements and right actions, people will be trooping back into the country. We had it before; there is no reason not to have it again,” Obasanjo said.