Iniobong Ekponta, Uyo
Barely two weeks to the May 29 handover date, a coalition of no fewer than 12 support groups loyal to the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), have embarked on a week-long fasting and prayers for a smooth transition process.
Speaking in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, the National Coordinator of Buhari Friends Organisation Network (BFOG), Saint Athanasius Okon, explained that the fasting and prayers became necessary to seek the face of the God Almighty as the country is about entering another phase of administration from May 29, 2015.
According to him, the fasting regime which has been observed simultaneously by both Christians and Moslems in the last couple of days would be brought to a close on May 16, 2015, when the groups converged for the finally prayer rally billed for the Millennium Park, Maitama, Abuja, this weekend.
The prayer summit, he explained, would ensure the incoming President is fortified and strengthened spiritually to be able run the affairs of the country in line with administrative best practices. Besides, the prayers, according to Okon, would imbue in Buhari, the discerning mind to be able to pick the best materials for different positions for effective administration of the country in the next four years.
Calling on Nigerians to support the incoming President in the task of running the country, the BFON Coordinator, attributed some of the problems facing Nigeria to lack of qualifruitful fied and committed personnel and appealed to Buhari to “put square pegs in square holes” for him to succeed in taking the country to another heights in his time.
While dismissing the insinuations in some quarters that Buhari was inclined to running Nigeria as a one party entity, Okon urged Buhari not to succumb to pressures from those he called professional politicians, but choose the right persons for the right positions irrespective of party affiliations