Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for continue fasting and fasting ahead of next year general elections in the country , saying that only God has power to appoint leaders.
Obasanjo made this call when playing host to the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Dr. Felix Omobude, paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He told the visiting Christian leader that Nigeria is God’s project and as such the nation will overcome all its challenges no matter how insurmountable they can be.
“If there is anything that I would ask of you, it is that you should never stop fasting and praying for Nigeria. I always say that I’m an incurable optimist about this country”.
“In my short span of life, I have seen a few unexpected things in this country when we thought that the end would just happen, but God made us to scale through.
“I personally never thought we would have a leader like (late Gen. Sani) Abacha in this country, I was a victim of his despotism but God saw us through that situation.
“No matter what is happening, to me and the country, all will be well. And those of you who believe all will be well for Nigeria should continue to shout Hallelujah. God has done it for us.”
The former President, while alluding to his years in the military, expressed optimism that Nigeria would remain united and indivisible.
Meanwhile , Omobude described Obasanjo as a special treasure to the country, adding that the former President should not stop at playing pivotal role for the good of the country.