Ezeife urges Nigerians to pray hard for God’s intervention
By Cyril Mbah, Abuja
Former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife CON has called on Nigerians to intensify their prayers to God for divine intervention in the affairs of the country as the nation heads toward the 2019 general elections.
Dr. Ezeife remarked that the growing calls on President Muhammadu Buhari by well-meaning Nigerians not to contest the 2019 presidential election was pregnant with deep spiritual meaning and points to a genuine desire of the people for a change in leadership due to general frustration with the present order of governance.
Ezeife observed reflectively that the out-pouring of reactions to President Buhari’s declaration of interest to contest the 2019 presidential election had been predominantly negative and also come from statesmen, former military officers, religious and political leaders and the masses on the streets.
He remarked, in a statement in Abuja, that the reasons for such out-pouring of condemnation were the failures by the present administration to keep promises and the steep decline in the nation’s economy.
Other issues, he said, included the increased hardship, suicides, and divorce, desperate attempts to migrate to Europe through hazardous routes, deaths from unprovoked attacks, insecurity, hopelessness and many other aspects of collapse of the government.
Ezeife called on the people not to lose hope but to pray continually for divine intervention stressing that it was “God who allowed President Buhari to take over the presidency of Nigeria and since God works in mysterious ways, divine intervention can still be possible. Nigeria and Nigerians must go down on their knees back to God.”
The former governor called on President Buhari to convene an emergency national conference or a sovereign body “to take any necessary action should the present administration run out of time in organising the 2019 general election in view of the controversy on the election time-table.”