By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Archbishop Margaret Benson Idahosa has called on politicians to eschew do-or-die politics by allowing the wishes of Nigerians to prevail in 2019 general elections.
She urged Nigerians, irrespective of their party affiliation, to play politics according to the rules and embrace peace for God’s will to manifest in the nation.
“In 2005, God spoke to me and said Margaret, in 2025 Nigeria will be a desired nation. I believe God.
“I am begging all politicians from the President down to the man in the street to allow God to work in our nation.”
The Archbishop of the Church of God Mission International disclosed this during a visit by members of the Correspondents Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council in honour of her 75th Birthday anniversary.
The Septuagenarian said, “We are saying to them that it is not a do-or-die affair. Enough is enough. Let’s do it the way that God wants us to do it.
“There is no reason for killing and destruction of property. Once a life is gone, it is gone. That page is closed. Death is final. There is nothing anyone can do about death.
“As for 2019 general elections, I believe that God has put us here, and whatever we say or desire, will come to pass. I believe it that the will of God must be done in Nigeria. Not the will of the enemies, but the will of God. God has made us Nigerians and he put us here; and no one can eradicate Nigeria,” she said.
The Cleric proclaimed that Nigeria will be a desired nation in 2025, adding that the prayers of the saints have kept Nigeria as one indivisible entity.
“I believe that this nation is going to prosper. I believe that this nation is going to do well.”
The Archbishop, who said nothing justifies the killings of Nigerians in some parts of the country, however assured that Nigeria will not disintegrate.
According to her, “The Saints are on their knees every time lifting Nigeria up in prayers. We believe that the desire of the righteous cannot be eroded. Whatever the desire of the Children of the living God wish is, that is what lord will honour.”