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Do Not Drag Nigeria Backwards, Bishop Olumakaiye Warns Atiku


2023: Atiku Does Not Have Same Electoral Value As Buhari

Rt Rev Humphrey Olumakaiye, the Bishop of Lagos Diocese of the Anglican Communion, has advised the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, not to drag Nigeria backwards.

Atiku Abubakar has vowed to head to the courts to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the just concluded Presidential elections.

Speaking at the centenary rally in commemoration of the Centenary celebration of the Diocese recently at TBS, Victoria Island, Lagos, the cleric said that Atiku and the PDP must allow the will of God to continue, adding that Nigerians have taken a bold step and “we must continue to move forward as a country.”

However, Olumakaiye noted that it is within the rights of Atiku and the PDP to contest the presidential results in court, but urged them not to drag the country backwards.

“When God says yes, nobody can say no. God has spoken and it is for every one of us to come together as one and accept the will of God,” he said.

“God has appointed a leader for us and it is important that we cooperate with the new government and move the nation forward by making sure that we are also patient that at the end of the tunnel, there will be light.

“They must not drag us backwards as Nigerians have taken a bold step and have spoken with their vote.

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“God is not done yet with Nigeria and respite will come soon.”