Insecurity won’t stop 2015 election- Jonathan
The president says Boko Haram insurgency was designed to bring down his government. President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday that the current spate of insecurity in the country, spearheaded by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, will not stop the 2015 general elections.
President Jonathan said the bloody insurgency by Boko Haram was designed to overthrow his government. Speaking at the 2014 Democracy Day interdenominational Church Service in Abuja, Mr. Jonathan thanked the congregation for its prayers, saying that without prayers Nigeria would have suffered more from its share of global terror.
“Without your prayers, it would have been worse. With your prayers, our girls will be seen by our security men,” he said. “All these distractions were planned to bring this government down. Since they failed, terror will also fail. Forces of darkness will never prevail over light. I call on all Nigerians to continue to pray and with God on our side, we shall overcome.”
He said the next democracy day in 2015 will witness a new government.
“After today, the next democracy day will witness a new government. I remember when I was in my village this morning to collect my permanent voter’s card, and a pressman asked me whether there will be elections in Nigeria, I told him there would be elections in this country.
“This country will continue to move forward inspite of some of the setbacks we are witnessing.” Mr. Jonathan said his administration’s policies were not just mere campaign promises, listing achievements in rail, roads, airports, agriculture, petroleum, power, industry and housing. Delivering the message at the service, Pastor Goodheart Ekwueme took the congregation through Phillipians 2: 9, Esther 4: 13, 2 Chronicles 7:14.
He noted that the circumstances in which Nigeria presently finds herself are similar to those of the period of Mordecai recorded in Esther 4: 13.
“It is when the time is darkest that God chooses to reveal its glory. I believe Nigeria will arise. A new Nigeria is about to be born,” the preacher said. Earlier, the Senate President, Senator David Mark
took the Scriptural Reading II from the book of Luke Chapter 10, verses 25 to 37.
Intercessory prayers were said for the nation, security, peace and development, victims and families of recent bomb blasts.
Prayer were also said for the successful search and release of the Chibok school girls and for the President and the family and the three arms of government.
Among the dignitaries at the church service are the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, President’s mother, Eunice, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha.
Others are Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, Minister of State FCT, Olajumoke Akinjide, members of diplomatic corps, service chiefs and heads of government agencies. FROM SAINT:
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