ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Chaplain of Aso Rock Villa, Ven. Obioma Onwuzurumba, has expressed confidence that Nigerians would look for President Goodluck Jonathan in no distant future.
The President had conceded defeat last Tuesday to his main opponent in the March 28 presidential elections, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari by calling him on phone to congratulate him.
Onwuzurumba said this while delivering his sermon titled “The Lord is risen indeed” during the Easter Sunday service held at the Aso Villa Chapel.
He said although the President is not Jesus Christ, he is like the messiah.
The clergyman said, “This Jonathan they did not want, they will look for him.
“This Jonathan they despised, they will look for him.
“They will seek his advice. He is not Jesus but he is like Jesus. I am not here to praise him.
Onwuzurumba argued that no matter what anybody says, Jesus Christ resurrected and is alive.
“Except you are sincere with God, you will not get salvation. If you never acknowledge your sins before God, you are just playing religion.
“The cross is empty, nobody is hanging there anymore. The tomb is also empty, Jesus is alive.
“Before you can tell others about Jesus, you must have a testimony of him changing you life,” he added.
The first lesson of the service was read by the chaplain’s wife from Psalm 16:11 while the second lesson taken from Luke 24:13-35 was read by the Senator representing FCT, Philip Aduda.
The service also featured special renditions and special prayers.
The service was attended by the Chief of Staff to the President, Jones Arogbofa; Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina; Minister of State, FCT, Olajumoke Akinjide; former Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu; former Leader House of Representatives, Tunde Akogun; Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Femi Ajayi; Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christians Pilgrims Commission, Mr. John Kennedy-Okpara and some lawmakers among others.
The President’s wife, Patience; and his mother, Eunice, were absent at the service. They were also absent in church last Sunday, two days before Jonathan conceded defeat to Buhari.
He also asked them to remain patriotic.
The National Youth Leader and Life Patron of Jonathan Youth Vanguard, Mr. George Turnah, also enjoined Nigerians to emulate Jonathan whom he said displayed exemplary leadership qualities before, during and after the presidential elections.
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