* Those alleging Jonathan has under performed are mischievous – Rev Okoye
ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – It was a solemn Palm Sunday Church service at held at Villa Chapel when only a handful of worshipers, joined President Goodluck Jonathan to worship God.
Aside the choir and clerics, those in attendance did not exceed the first three roles on both sides while workers and few security aides and media occupied the last roles behind.
Usually, on a day like this, the church which is not really big, would have been full to the bream with some spilling over to the adjourning space upstairs.
But on this day, it was truly a solemn service attended mainly by few of the President’s aides, chairperson Civil service Commission, Executive Secretary National Christian Pilgrims Commission and a couple from the diplomatic community.
The guest minister, Rev. (Dr.) William Okoye, who is the founding General Overseer of the All Christians Fellowship Mission, Abuja, said those alleging that President Jonathan has not perform in his four years in office were either being mischievous or economical with the truth as his achievements were glaring for all to see.
He noted that Nigerians have done their beat by voting at the Saturday presidential election and added that the rest was now in God’s hands and going by the performance of President Jonathan, the result will be in his favour.
Okoye was the Chaplain of Aso Rock, Villa Chapel, Abuja, between 1999 and 2007. Speaking at the Palm Sunday Church Service at Villa Chapel, on the title “Victory Rest with The Lord”, and using the pilot text Proverbs 21:31 and alluding to the presidential elections held on Saturday, he said there was nothing the Jonathan administration has not done to move the nation forward, noting that those saying contrary were being mischievous or economical with the true.
In what was obviously a message to lift up the spirit of the congregation probably following the early unofficial release of some results of the presidential elections that seem to go the way of the opposition, Okoye said, God puts people in authority, urging the congregation to give thems no matter the outcome.
The guest minister who was also member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Youths Affairs and member, National Political Reform Conference (Representing Federal Capital Territory, Abuja), noted that people in their usual sycophantic nature would go to various places claiming they prayed and would want to take the glory as facilitators of victory when the result goes the way of the principle, urging President Jonathan not to make that mistake but attribute the victory (if he eventually wins) to God and not to man. According to him, “That is where we sin against God”.
“As a villa chaplain under Obasanjo, the third term agenda was not originally his idea, hence he rejected it when it was suggested. But those behind it went and repackaged and presented it to him and he bought into it. When he told me about it I kicked against it but before you knew it he was sidelining me and so I was forced to use the pulpit to tell him God was not with him on that matter because the idea was not God’s and that was why the idea failed.
”This election is not a do or die. If we loss we will go and use the experience to serve humanity. So there is nothing to worry about. I know with what this government has done if given opportunity in another four years Nigeria will be better. That is why we are not to be proud because God resist the proud”.