The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has predicted that the coming election will usher in peace, prosperity and equity for Nigerians.
Vice President Osinbajo spoke on Sunday at the 62nd Independent anniversary service held at National Christian Centre, Abuja.
He said Nigerians may be facing many challenges presently but affirmed that the coming election would usher in a nation of law, prosperity and equity and lots of opportunities for the citizenry.
In his words:
“We are celebrating Nigerian people wherever they are. Nigeria will be more fruitful and a blessed nation, Nigeria will be better, greater and stronger day by day, and Nigeria will be more peaceful.
“The future of Nigeria will be far more glorious, more prosperous and peaceful than her past. We stand at the gate of a new nation and we see its light shining brightly, the nation of God’s promises, a nation of opportunities, equity and justice, a secured and prosperous nation, a nation of laws and righteousness even if what we see today is bleak and dark, we are confident that God will fulfil his promises concerning this great nation not a word will fail regarding every good thing The Lord has spoken concerning this nation, all will come to pass. Every day God’s promises will be renewed in your life.’’
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, who spoke on the theme: ‘’The Righteousness Shall Inherit the Land’’, also said 2023 presents a unique opportunity for the Nigerians to make the right choice of leadership.
‘’Brethren, the year 2023 is the year of our test as a nation. Rather than take up arms to kill each other and terrify innocent Nigerians, adults in this nation should take up our voters’ cards and go to the polls. Those who already have their valid voter’s card should ensure that they don’t misplace it or expose it to where it could be stolen or destroyed. Those who have registered and have not received their PVCs should endeavour to get them and keep them.
‘’Open your eyes and listen, you will find them. Our hardworking Nigerian youth should not reduce themselves to body shields to those politicians that have no interest in their future neither should they allow themselves to be used as pawns on the chessboard of reckless political game.
“Let the youth realise that their life is too precious to be wasted or sacrificed for any individual or group. The Youth should not allow certain unscrupulous persons to use them to destroy their own future.’’