PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – On Tuesday all roads in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, literally led to Obi Wali International Conference Centre where Christians gathered in praise and worship with Dr. Dakuku Peterside, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and his running mate, Barrister Asita O. Asita.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
The prayer meeting which brought together pastors and Christians across denominations, also featured praise sessions and musical interludes. The participants prayed for a resounding success for Peterside and Asita. They also offered prayers for peace, unity and a violent-free poll in Rivers State and Nigeria.
In his response, Peterside emphasised the God factor in his aspiration. He stated that what seems straight forward, logical and plain to the human mind always take a different curve when the God factor comes to play, describing the God factor as that extra factor that defies laws and nature, and makes impossible possible.
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The APC candidate re-enacted the moving story of Biblical Joseph who, despite the turbulence of his life, eventually became the prime minister of a great nation because God had decreed so. He said God’s will in Rivers State would surely come to pass through his children.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“God has said that we will provide the needed leadership for our people at this time but the truth is that we will pass through challenges. We have passed through rough roads unscathed. We have also passed through water, it did not drown us. We have passed through fire, it did not burn us.
“One thing we are certain: on 29 May, we will take oath of office as governor and deputy governor of Rivers State. We will be victorious, not because we are the most qualified or because we are the smartest but we will become so that the name of the Lord will be glorified. We know there is God in heaven who reigns over the affairs of men.
“But we have also resolved that when we get to Government House, we will spend our time serving God because we did not make ourselves governor and deputy governor. Humanly speaking, we expect you to go and exercise your civic duties by going out to vote but the will of God will be done in Rivers State”.
Pastor George Izunwa, Senior Pastor, Gateway International Church later led all the ministers as they prayed for Peterside, Asita and their spouses. Izunwa who said the pastors were only echoing God’s promise, said the credit for the emergence of humble Christians like Peterside and Asita goes to God.
“God is not a lair. If he didn’t want to do it, He won’t say He will. Secondly, God is not situation dependent. It is not only when the condition is right that God moves. God moves because He is God. We are not here to make a governor. We are here to stand with God and say: let thy will be done”.