Olusegun Mimiko, The Former governor of the Ondo State, stated during the weekend that godly Nigerian men and women, not politicians are significant reasons why the unity of Nigeria is still intact.
He noted that even though the country had, on some occasions, walked the incorrect path, it got back on track because of the intervention and the presence of mind of the few righteous Nigerians.
He, therefore, implored the General Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, who also is the convener of the Global Crusade with Kumuyi, GCK, and Pastor Williams Kumuyi, to intercede for the nation ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The former governor said this when he delivered a short remark at the Deeper Life Global Crusade, themed: ‘Triumphant Power’, in Ondo state.
He said that “righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any nation.”
He recollected a story from the biblical book of genesis, saying that he remembered very vividly when father Abraham was interceding and negotiating on behalf of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Lord says, even if there were ten righteous people, He would spare Sodom and Gomorrah, but there was nobody who was righteous there.
“When the angels came, every man, young and old, wanted to sodomize, which means that it was a universal nation of sin. When I look at Nigeria and our level of corruption in this nation, I sit down and say, why is it that this country still stands despite everything? It is because of people like you that intercede for this nation.
“As a nation, anytime we stand at that precipice, the invisible hand of God pulls us back. It is because of God’s generals like you.” He added.
“When the righteous people rule, the people (of the country) rejoice,” He said. “However, when wicked people are on the throne, the people mourn, so the importance of leadership can be overemphasized.”
He addressed the General Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, saying, “As you pray for this nation, sir, 2023 will be at a crossroads. Please pray for Nigeria so that we can have righteous leaders in our country so that the people can rejoice again, so that we can rejoice in this land.”