Gowon spoke during his visit to Gethsemane Prayer Ministries Cathedral, Eleyele, Ibadan presided over by National Coordinator, Nigeria Prays, Rev. Moses Aransiola.
“I want God to uproot bad leaders from Nigeria as a way of moving the country forward from the present situation,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ex-military ruler had been involved in ministration work praying fervently for peace and progress of Nigeria.
He also faulted the prediction that the country would break up by 2015, saying that similar prediction by France had already failed.
The former Head of State said, “Nigerians should stand up as one and intercede on the crises rocking this nation.
“That is when God will uproot all the leaders that have evil intention against this country. Nigerians needs to desist from creating problems which they cannot solve and stop blaming God for their shortcomings.
“We had series of crises in the past and if Nigerians can pray fervently well, sooner or later, this country will be free from its challenges; God has heard our cries and will surely answer.
“I don’t believe that the prediction by America that Nigeria will break before 2015 will happen. France said the same thing in the past that we will break up before 2014, but we still stand as one.
“Every Nigerian should stand against the claims. If we believes that it will not happen, then it will not.”
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