By George Agba
The Palm Sunday Church Service was yesterday celebrated at Aso Rock Villa Chapel in low key, as only a handful of worshipers thronged the place to join President Goodluck Jonathan at the service.
On special occasions like the Palm Sunday, the small church is usually filled beyond its capacity, with worshippers occupying the space upstairs, while others would sit outside an overflow, watching the service from television sets.
But yesterday, apart from the choristers and clergy, it was only the first three pews on both sides that were occupied. A handful of workers, few security aides and journalists occupied the last pews in the church.
The congregation was made up mostly of a few of the presidential aides, Chairperson of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission and a handful of people from the diplomatic community.
In a sermon, the guest minister and Founding General Overseer of the All Christians Fellowship Mission, Abuja, Rev. William Okoye, noted that those claiming President Jonathan did not perform in his four years in office were either being mischievous or economical with the truth.
Stating that Jonathan’s achievements were glaring for all to see, the cleric said, while Nigerians had done their bit by voting, the rest was now in God’s hands.
Delivering his sermon titled, ‘Victory Rests with The Lord,’ he added that judging by his performance, the result of Saturday’s presidential poll would be in President Jonathan’s favour.
Okoye who was Chaplain of the Aso Rock Villa Chapel, Abuja, between 1999 and 2007, said there was nothing the Jonathan administration had not done to move the nation forward, noting that those saying he had doneccontrary, were being mischievous or economical with the true.
He further pointed out that it is God who puts people in positions of authority, even as he urged the congregation to brace up no matter the outcome of the presidential poll.
Okoye who was also member, Presidential Advisory Council on Youths Affairs and member, National Political Reform Conference representing the Federal Capital Territory, told President Jonathan to attribute his victory (if he eventually wins) to God and not to man.
“That is where we sin against God. It is God that puts people in authority ,” he added.
and we have done all we have to do, we have to look to him (God) and I believe we are going to sing a new things”, he stated
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