Obasanjo calls for prayers over 2015 elections
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerians to pray and fast ahead of the 2015 elections.
Obasanjo, who spoke when the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Dr. Felix Omobude, paid him a courtesy visit in his Abeokuta, Ogun State, home, reaffirmed his belief that God who had seen the country through in the past will be there for her.
The former President described Nigeria as God's project which existence is by His making.
He said it is only God that appoints leaders for a country notwithstanding the political scheming and campaign promises.
Making a veil reference to the dark days of the despotic military regime of the late Gen. Sanni Abacha, Obasanjo said nobody had ever thought that the likes of late Abacha could become a leader in Nigeria.
He said, 'If there is anything that I would ask of you, it is that you should never stop fasting and praying for Nigeria. I always say that I'm an incurable optimist about this country.
'In my short span of life, I have seen a few unexpected things in this country when we thought that the end would just happen, but God made us to scale through.
'I personally never thought we would have a leader like (late Gen. Sani) Abacha in this country, I was a victim of his despotism but God saw us through that situation.
'There is no situation we see or worry about that God will not see us through. That is my belief and that is what gives me confidence, it gives me courage, it gives me the ability to work for the country's unity.
'No matter what is happening, to me and the country, all will be well. And those of you who believe all will be well for Nigeria should continue to shout Hallelujah. God has done it for us.'
The former President, while alluding to his years in the military, expressed optimism that Nigeria would remain united and indivisible.
Earlier in his remarks, Omobude had described Obasanjo as a special treasure to Nigeria who would continue to be relevant in the country's affairs.
Omobude, however, assured that PFN would not relent to pray for the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria.