Jonathan goes spiritual on Endorsement

Published On: December 19, 2010, 4:36 am
Author: WhoBdat
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I am your sitting president, pray for me so that I will not deviate from the fear of God... -President Goodluck Jonathan kneeling before Pastor Enoch Adeboye at the Holy Ghost Congress on Friday night. Photo: State House

Jonathan goes spiritual on insecurity

Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan has admitted that natural and acquired intellect, strategic plans and formidable defence were altogether insufficient to tackle the alarming rate of insecurity in the nation, except by divine intervention.

The president assured that his government would employ all means to ensure that the alarming incidents of kidnapping and threat to lives and property in Nigeria became a thing of the past, before the end of the first half of next year.

President Jonathan, while speaking at the just concluded annual Holy Ghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, on Friday night, held at the Redeemed Camp, Lagos- Ibadan Express Road, reiterated that his government was committed to phasing out kidnapping in Nigeria and assured the people on security of lives and property ahead of next year’s general elections.

He stated that his government was aware that there would be no meaningful economic development in Nigeria if incidents of kidnapping persisted.

“I promise you that we will do everything to phase out kidnapping in Nigeria by the first half of next year, this is because there cannot be any development in a nation with high rate of kidnapping. Nobody will want to do business where there is no safety.

“Safety in Nigeria is the priority of our government, just pray for us that God should give us wisdom. We will work hard against robbery; we are committed to tackling corruption and mismanagement of public funds and we are also committed to education development. But I must tell you that none of these will work if God is not there for us. Pray that God should guide us.

“It is only God that can help me to change things. Pray for me now that I am the sitting president of your country. Pray for me not to deviate from the fear of God,” the president stated.

Speaking on the 2011 general elections, President Jonathan, who enjoined Nigerians to pray against any self- imposed leader at all levels, stressed that the stability and expected meaningful development in Nigeria could only come with the emergence of true leaders in the coming elections.

“I have discovered that whenever the country is drifting, Christians will always rise to pray and ensure stability. I am here tonight to submit myself to you and God for prayers. My political history was just like that of David in the Bible who did not know that he would become a king. I did not struggle for political position, it is never my efforts, that is why, anything I have to do, I do with the fear of God. Therefore, pray for me not to drift from His fear,” he said.

Based on his request, president Jonathan knelt down before the congregation and he was prayed for at the Holy Ghost Congress.

While commending Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the church, President Jonathan, who was attending the programme for the first time in its 13 years of existence, noted that when he visited the pastor in 2007 in company of his late boss, Musa Yar’Adua, “he prayed for us and all he told us came to pass.”


-- moniconyez (m) at 19-12-2010 06:32AM
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Thanks to ALMIGHTY GOD for given us a good leader and let GOD continue to direct Goodluck Jonathan in every thing he do.

I pray that GOD will help Mr President to achieve all his arms, And you only you oh GOD can help him as he has seeked your face,your power,your guidiance, your help,your wisdom, and your directions. LORD do not let him to deviate from your fear.Put all his enemies to shame. I pray in Jesus Name AMEN...........Good things aheed my Country Nigeria...........
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-- moniconyez (m) at 19-12-2010 06:34AM
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Thanks to ALMIGHTY GOD for given us a good leader and let GOD continue to direct Goodluck Jonathan in every thing he do.

I pray that GOD will help Mr President to achieve all his (AIMS) And you only you oh GOD can help him as he has seeked your face,your power,your guidiance, your help,your wisdom, and your directions. LORD do not let him to deviate from your fear.Put all his enemies to shame. I pray in Jesus Name AMEN...........Good things aheed my Country Nigeria...........
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-- franlucas2010 (m) at 19-12-2010 07:05AM
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He is not the only one who went and meet Daddy, even OBJ did so, all the leaders have good intention for the country. but they mislead by the power of greedy, selfishness and advisers, is not our leaders is the actual problem, is us nigerians, is high time will start think on what to do for the country not on what the country will do for us, organizations, churches and firms, should help in this. for example an organization can construct road and put a toll there for them to recovery there money, firms will build houses and sell to public, there is so many ways we as a nation, will build ourselves, there is one saying that goes, if u are rich and the people around u, could not afford a meal, u are then poor, we should eliminate greedy and start thinking for ourself and others. all our past leaders have a fat bank account, in a foreign country,forgetting that when death occurs no one will go with his/her belongs, time to change and think right, what makes others countries better, is because they invest in there country, time to change nigeria and nigerians. been black from africa is not a curse.
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-- 0708 (m) at 19-12-2010 09:45AM
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All will be well
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-- keke405 (m) at 19-12-2010 10:53AM
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hmm........ hmmmm...hmmmmmmm !!! just tryna clear the throught goodluck has done as it is written in the scripture "SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD,     so enemies clear for road because he is loaded else you find yourself to be blame
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-- emydaddy (m) at 19-12-2010 11:13AM
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The fear of God is the  of beginning of wisdom. I know too that other contestants must visit the same Pastor for prayers.
 Who will receive the highest blessing?Huh?
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-- bafyguy (m) at 19-12-2010 12:16PM
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This is 9ice, puting God first is the most important thing in every situation. May the President never deviate from the ways of the Lord.
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-- senator83a (m) at 19-12-2010 12:41PM
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Barely 48 hours after 21 governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2011 presidential election, 75 PDP senators yesterday threw their weight behind him.

844 delegates to the PDP forthcoming presidential primaries from the North West zone also adopted the president as their candidate.

The endorsement spree for Jonathan came just as the president affirmed his commitment to serving for one term only if he is returned to office in the general elections next year in line with his promise to the PDP governors at his meeting with them last week.

Of the 94 PDP senators in the upper chambre of the National Assembly, Sunday Vanguard learnt  that no fewer than 75 had pledged to support the president in his bid to clinch the presidential ticket of their party.

By the constitution of the PDP, senators, members of the House of Representatives as well as governors are automatic delegates to the convention of the party for the election of the party’s presidential flag bearer.

According to a source at the Senate, the endorsement of  Jonathan followed the campaign and lobbying by his coordinator in the chambre, who had been working for the president  even before he became the substantive president.

The source said: “After the endorsement by the governors, we felt that we should also have a commitment of the senators who are automatic delegates to the convention. Our leader worked hard to convince our colleagues and the effort has paid off. We have seventy five senators who have endorsed the candidacy of Dr Goodluck Jonathan and we are proud of his efforts.”

When contacted, the leaders of the senators rooting for Jonathan, Senator Bariagba Nimi Amange,  would neither confirm nor deny the story, saying, “By Monday, we will talk about it. I am in Port-Harcourt for my daughter’s wedding now.”

In documents seen by Sunday Vanguard, the  breakdown  indicated  that sixteen senators from the south south, eleven from the south west and fourteen from the south east endorsed the president’s  candidacy.

The rest are thirteen from the north central, eleven from the north west and ten from the north east.
They all signed the  documents  conveying their endorsement of  Jonathan.

At the Kaduna meeting where 844 delegates from the North/West Zone of the PDP adopted the joint candidature of Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo for the 2011 polls,  Senator Sahabi Yau Kaura, from Zamfara State, moved the motion for the adoption of the joint ticket  and seconded by a member  of the House of Representatives from Lere constituency of Kaduna State, Hon. Saudatu Sani.

The governors of  Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, and  Kebbi states as well as Jonathan and Sambo were present.
Addressing the delegates, Jonathan  said, “Next year, the country is going to conduct general elections for all elective offices and myself and my vice president are interested.

“We feel that it is only proper for us to come and sensitize you, not just to wait until you come to Abuja.
“We feel it is better for us to come to the zones, everyone has some unique attributes, certain needs of the zone, certain expectations of the zone and we feel that if we interact at the zonal level before we come to Abuja, it will be better.

“So our coming today is to sensitize you, to tell you that two of us are interested to continue to run the affairs of this country as president and vice for the next four years and that we want you to support us because we are totally committed to make changes.”

One term, constitutional reform
In the meantime, President Jonathan remains committed to one term only if returned to office in the 2011 polls in line with his promise to the PDP governors which led to their endorsement of his candidature for the forthcoming presidential election at a meeting last week, Presidency sources told Sunday Vanguard yesterday.

Providing more insight into the president’s meeting with the.governors and top leaders ofthe ruling party, the sources said Jonathan would stick to the ‘one-term only promise’, which, they claimed their principal made out of his belief in peace in the PDP.

“The one-term only promise is even being planned to be a major campaign plank of the president because he wants to be seen as absolutely committed to the promise,” one of the Presidency sources stated.

Jonathan was said to have shown considerable concern about the bad blood his interest in the presidential race had generated within the rank and file of the PDP, leading him to make the promise. Sunday Vanguard learnt that the president was even thinking already about how contest for political offices including the presidency would cease to generate bad blood in the post-20ll era.

“President Jonathan is pondering a constitutional reform if returned to office in 2011 whereby the president serves for a single term of seven years only rather than two terms of four years each to halt the kind of conflict that we presently face”, the source said.

The source added that most of the PDP governors at last week’s meeting with the president agreed with Jonathan on the need for peace in the party ahead of the polls to enhance its chances. “Governors Saraki, Goje, Imoke, Akpabio, Sylva, speaking in that order, commended the courageous way the president spoke"
 
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-- colinskelvin (m) at 19-12-2010 02:53PM
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IF GOD COMES FIRST IN ANY THING U DO IN LIFE,BET IT U WILL SURELY SUCEED.MR PRESIDENT...I TELL U 2DAY THAT GOD IS ON UR SIDE
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-- Abby (f) at 19-12-2010 03:31PM
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these people really know how to keep Nigerians going... is he the first politician to do this? are they not the ones in the front seats of all the big churches? what difference has it made... NONE
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-- olusholafadiya (m) at 19-12-2010 03:34PM
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A GOOD STEP BY MY PRESIDENT, SURELY GOD WILL HELP OUR COUNRTY (Amen)
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-- miss-charming (f) at 19-12-2010 03:39PM
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i pray this isnt another way to cover up,putting God first,really sound nice to hear,thank God for him
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-- ajanni (m) at 19-12-2010 04:08PM
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Quote from: WhoBdat on 19-12-2010 04:36AM

I am your sitting president, pray for me so that I will not deviate from the fear of God... -President Goodluck Jonathan kneeling before Pastor Enoch Adeboye at the Holy Ghost Congress on Friday night. Photo: State House

Jonathan goes spiritual on insecurity

Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan has admitted that natural and acquired intellect, strategic plans and formidable defence were altogether insufficient to tackle the alarming rate of insecurity in the nation, except by divine intervention.

The president assured that his government would employ all means to ensure that the alarming incidents of kidnapping and threat to lives and property in Nigeria became a thing of the past, before the end of the first half of next year.

President Jonathan, while speaking at the just concluded annual Holy Ghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, on Friday night, held at the Redeemed Camp, Lagos- Ibadan Express Road, reiterated that his government was committed to phasing out kidnapping in Nigeria and assured the people on security of lives and property ahead of next year’s general elections.

He stated that his government was aware that there would be no meaningful economic development in Nigeria if incidents of kidnapping persisted.

“I promise you that we will do everything to phase out kidnapping in Nigeria by the first half of next year, this is because there cannot be any development in a nation with high rate of kidnapping. Nobody will want to do business where there is no safety.

“Safety in Nigeria is the priority of our government, just pray for us that God should give us wisdom. We will work hard against robbery; we are committed to tackling corruption and mismanagement of public funds and we are also committed to education development. But I must tell you that none of these will work if God is not there for us. Pray that God should guide us.

“It is only God that can help me to change things. Pray for me now that I am the sitting president of your country. Pray for me not to deviate from the fear of God,” the president stated.

Speaking on the 2011 general elections, President Jonathan, who enjoined Nigerians to pray against any self- imposed leader at all levels, stressed that the stability and expected meaningful development in Nigeria could only come with the emergence of true leaders in the coming elections.

“I have discovered that whenever the country is drifting, Christians will always rise to pray and ensure stability. I am here tonight to submit myself to you and God for prayers. My political history was just like that of David in the Bible who did not know that he would become a king. I did not struggle for political position, it is never my efforts, that is why, anything I have to do, I do with the fear of God. Therefore, pray for me not to drift from His fear,” he said.

Based on his request, president Jonathan knelt down before the congregation and he was prayed for at the Holy Ghost Congress.

While commending Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the church, President Jonathan, who was attending the programme for the first time in its 13 years of existence, noted that when he visited the pastor in 2007 in company of his late boss, Musa Yar’Adua, “he prayed for us and all he told us came to pass.”



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-- echeofony (m) at 19-12-2010 04:12PM
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 Good 4 jonathan bt not strange 2 nigerians.Nigerians r good people,have d fear of God,A great nation rich in different natural resourses but still NO FOOD,NO ACCOMODATION, NO PUTABLE WATER,NO GOOD ROAD,NO WELL EQUIPT SCHOOLS AND HOSPITAL,LABOURER R PRICED CHEEP,AN AVERAGE NIGERIAN VE NO VOICE, PENSIONS r nt PAID 2 PENSIONIER,NO JUSTICE,absolutly nothing 2 b prud of.and Mr.PRESIDENT u xpect GOD 2 answer ur prayer on security on d land "impossible".Nigerians r nt violent people.Give wat blong 2 ceaser 2 ceaser and am sure by that we will all live in a secured environment.except so.........tell nigerians why u decided 2 go spritual.
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-- Bash_id (m) at 19-12-2010 05:06PM
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fake politics acts Tongue
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-- donukeme (m) at 19-12-2010 06:04PM
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That is good to alway put God first in everything we do, when God say yes, no body can say no.
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-- donukeme (m) at 19-12-2010 06:05PM
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That is good to alway put God first in everything we do, when God say yes, no body can say no.
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-- donukeme (m) at 19-12-2010 06:06PM
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That is good to alway put God first in everything we do, when God say yes, no body can say no.
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-- TOCHI4LOVE (m) at 19-12-2010 06:47PM
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Quote from: moniconyez on 19-12-2010 06:32AM
Thanks to ALMIGHTY GOD for given us a good leader and let GOD continue to direct Goodluck Jonathan in every thing he do.

I pray that GOD will help Mr President to achieve all his arms, And you only you oh GOD can help him as he has seeked your face,your power,your guidiance, your help,your wisdom, and your directions. LORD do not let him to deviate from your fear.Put all his enemies to shame. I pray in Jesus Name AMEN...........Good things aheed my Country Nigeria...........
AMEN AND AMEN AND AMEN OVER TO YOU HOLY GOST
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