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25, 000 pastors to lay hands on Buhari



In efforts to disabuse the minds of Nigerians on the suspicion that presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) retired Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, is a religious bigot, about 25,000 Christian clerics are to hold a special prayer session for Buhari, and his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday.

The event which is to hold at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, is tagged “Divine Restoration of Nigeria Glory”.

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.

He said, “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”.

According to him, “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.

While describing the prayer session as a unique event, Williams implored Nigerians not to use religion to confuse people or to divide Nigerians.

“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.

While reminding Nigerians that the country is a secular state, Williams implored Nigerians to be tolerant of one another’s faith, views and opinions.

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