Chap­lain tells politi­cians: Only God makes pres­i­dents

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

The Chap­lain of Aso Villa Chapel Obioma On­wuzu­rumba has told politi­cians that only God can make any­one pres­i­dent of any coun­try.

The chap­lain said this at the State House in Abuja yes­ter­day in his Easter ser­mon ti­tled “Let’s Cel­e­brate”.

The ser­vice was at­tended by Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan, Youth De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Boni Haruna, Min­is­ter of Cul­ture and Tourism Edem Duke, Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Power God­knows Igali, mem­bers of the Na­tional As­sem­bly and other top govern­ment of­fi­cials.

Ac­cord­ing to the chap­lain, any­one who strug­gles to be­come pres­i­dent of a coun­try may not get it and will “quench” un­der it.

He added that any pres­i­dent not cho­sen by God may col­lapse “un­der the weight of lead­er­ship”.

He said: “It takes a lot to be­come a pres­i­dent. It’s not easy. It’s not some­thing you de­sire. It’s some­thing God gives. To be a pres­i­dent is not a small boy’s job. It’s not a child’s play. If you look for it, you may not get it, you’ll quench un­der it. When God gives you, He em­pow­ers you. Go and ask Obama what he’s go­ing through.”

The chap­lain said in spite of the cur­rent chal­lenges, the na­tion had ev­ery rea­son to cel­e­brate.

Speak­ing fur­ther, On­wuzu­rumba crit­i­cised the me­dia for not see­ing any­thing good in the coun­try.

“Noth­ing gives you hope in the mass me­dia to­day. No won­der many young people com­mit sui­cide,” he said.

Daily Trust re­ports that First Lady Dame Pa­tience Jonathan was ab­sent at the Easter Ser­vice.

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