There was good reason to be worried after Muhammadu Buhari was voted President of Nigeria in the March 28 election. The former military ruler had once endorsed the full implementation of Sharia law throughout the country. Yet in the weeks prior to polling day, many leaders of Christian churches in the nation had announced their support for Buhari, who had publicly proclaimed his change of view on Sharia.
Since the election, The Christian Association of Nigeria and the National Christian Elders Forum each congratulated Buhari while praising outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for relinquishing
power peacefully, saying his concession and Nigeria’s post-election calm demonstrated ‘political maturity’. Most Nigerians are hopeful of Buhari’s determination to defeat Boko Haram.
What tipped the election in Buhari’s favour was the vote in the Christian southwest, home to his vice-presidential running mate, Yemi Osinbajo, pastor of the large Pentecostal Redeemed Church of God. After victory Buhari stated, ‘One freedom that every government must strive to protect is the liberty for citizens to exercise their respective faiths… without fear or hindrance and to prosecute those who use religion as an excuse to destroy homes, schools and places of worship.’
Source: World Watch Monitor
Bible Study: 2 Samuel 20:16-22
PRAISE God for post electoral calm in Nigeria.