The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on Christians in the country to remain steadfast and pray towards the forthcoming election has their prayers will make the difference in the country.
Osinbajo stated this while speaking in Jos at a one-day special prayer forum for a peaceful 2019 elections in Plateau and Nigeria in general.
The meeting was organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Plateau State.
“The devil cannot interfere in the plans and purposes of God in our lives or in the life of our nation, it is impossible. There is no way the gates of hell can ever prevail against the church because the church represents God’s plans and purposes on earth”.
He stated that the assignment of the church in the enhancement of the society is for them to pray for their members in a leadership position by praying and fasting for them.
“The role of the church in order to bring about the plans and purposes of God to pass in our nation is to fast and pray for those that are in government. God’s plans and purposes for this nation rest on the shoulders of the Children of God,” the Vice President noted.
“it is your prayers that will make the difference for our nation. I want to say to you again that please continue to pray and to fast for those of us who are in government because we are there as the seeds that God has planted in this nation; we are the salt, we may not be plenty but salt does not have to be a lot to make a difference.”
While calling on Christians to sort for solutions to the problems facing this country he said, “If we look elsewhere we will make a very big mistake.”
“We are the ones that can individually solve the problems of Nigeria and we must not look elsewhere. If we do the right thing, we will get the right result and if we do what is not right we will not get the right result,”
The Governor of the state, Simon Lalong in his statement claimed that Osinbajo’s visit is a sign of a peaceful outcome.
He thanked God for sparing the life of the Vice President from the helicopter crash in Kogi State recently.
Plateau CAN Secretary, Rev Fr Polycarp Lubo, stated that the desire of the body was to have peaceful, free, fair and credible.
He appreciated Osinbajo for honouring the invitation and prayed to God to be with him during and after the elections.
The programme featured special prayers for the political leadership in Nigeria and for peaceful elections. There were also praise and worship sessions, amongst others at the well-attended prayer forum.