About 25,000 pastors and evangelists in the South-West are to hold a special prayer session for the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, and his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
According to the coordinator of the programme, Bishop Kayode Williams, the ministers of God will come together to seek divine support for Buhari and Osinbajo ahead of the March 28 presidential election.
“We are four spearheading this prayer session: My humble self, Rev. Moses Iloh, Archbishop Magnus Atilade and Deacon Ayo Opadokun. We are against wrong information being fed members of the public about Buhari,” Williams was quoted by Vanguard to have said.
“For those of us that followed the track record of Buhari while he was in public service, we know that this man is not a religious bigot. Buhari is an upright man and not anti-Christ as some people want to portray him,” he declared.
Williams, who described the prayer session as a unique event, urged Nigerians not to use religion to cause division in the country.
“First and foremost, we should see ourselves as one. We are all Nigerians. We should not allow politics to divide us or cause bitterness among us. We should love one another. It is wrong for anybody or group to say Christians are against Buhari – to us,
“Buhari is a righteous Nigerian, and Christianity preaches righteousness, and we want righteous people in leadership, and this is why we are organizing this prayer for Buhari to be the next leader of this country”, he stated.
He reminded Nigerians that the country is a secular state, hence there is need for people to be tolerant of one another’s faith, views and opinions.
Buhari, and Osinbajo and other eminent personalities are expected to attend the prayer service as special guests.