Cleric criticises people challenging Buhari’s victory
The foremost Christian preacher, Arch Bishop Julius Ediwe has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the presidential election is divine.
Julius spoke at the second day of the ongoing Inter-Faith Clerics for the celebration of President Buhari’s victory held at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.
Mr Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was re-elected in fascinating fashion efforts made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Bishop Ediwe noted he isn’t surprised by the president’s overwhelming triumph, especially after it was revealed when some Christian and Islamic clerics met in a 40-day prayer and fast prior to the polls.
The cleric, Provost of the South-South College of Bishops, was particularly critical of some naysayers in disguise as prophets who forecasted defeat for the incumbent.
He, however, urged these critics not to oppose God’s choice and instead pray for the president.
“I won’t say I am surprised at the composition of the audience here. I would instead say I am moved to tears so much that I asked myself, could this be happening in Nigeria?
“Could a gathering a people from different faiths praying for a common goal happen here in Nigeria?
“God is indeed faithful to his word and his people. When it was declared here some months ago that the Lord revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari would emerge victorious at the polls, many doubted us and called us all sort of names. But we preserved.
“I, therefore, ask today been the 2nd day of the Thanksgiving and Salat Al-Shakur service that are we not sharing in the kingdom of light?
“In the same vein, in Surah Al-Baqara, 153, it is stated that “O ye who believe! seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.”