Reports have started to gather steam that at least 6,000 pastors in the Southwest are mobilising for the emergence of Major General Muhammadu Buhari as president and have declared seven days praying and fasting for God to grant him victory at next week’s poll. PMnews report.
Speaking under the auspices of the Christians for Governance, Pastors For Change, the men of God, held a news conference in Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, where they openly endorsed the candidacy of Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The pastors who are drawn from various churches, such as the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Catholic, Orthodox, among others, declared that they were not part of Jonathan’s largesse and that nobody gave them money to support Buhari,
However, they disclosed that they are acting by divine intervention from God who told them that Buhari would be the next president of Nigeria.
Addressing the news conference, Bishop Kayode Williams, National Coordinator, Christians for Good Governance, said they have about 6,000 ministers who were part of the group calling for change in leadership as the present government had failed the nation.
“We want to observe seven days of special prayer on the seven mountains in the Southwest political zones comprising six states to pray for the victory of Buhari and Osinbajo in the 28 March presidential election.
“We are using this opportunity to call on all pastors who believe that the time has surely come for change in Nigeria to exhort, mobilise, instruct and direct all our members from our churches, numbering 186,000 churches in the Southwest zone to adhere to this divine instruction from God,” he said.