Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang has declared that those who succeed at rigging elections have God’s approval just as he ascribed his “victory” over Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, whom he claims to have defeated to become the new “chairman” of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, as the will of God.
Jang, who made this comment in Jos, yesterday, at a special interdenominational church service held at Faith-way Chapel Church, and organized by the Plateau State government as part of the activities commemorating the Democracy Day celebrations in Nigeria, also said that he never aspired to be chairman of the NGF but was prevailed upon to contest the position.
Jang, who told the congregation that the allegation that a faction of the NGF rigged the elections in his favour was not true, said, “God is a democrat, does not support rigging but if you rig and succeed, that means God approves of it.”
He added, “I can assure you that my emergence as the chairman Nigerian Governors’ Forum was the will of God because I went to Abuja for the NGF election, not with the intention to contest but northern governors and the PDP Governors’ Forum endorsed my candidature. When (Ibrahim) Shema of Kastina State stepped down, both forums insisted I should contest; I contested and won. So, it’s the will of God.”
Jang further called on Nigerians to pray for their leaders at all levels so they can succeed.
He also said the travails of the current dispensation was a mirror of what is likely to happen at the 2015 general elections.
“I believe that God has anointed who will be President of Nigeria in 2015, but only He knows who it is,” he stated.
He also said democratic governance was the best form of government, pointing out that even the military was better off during democracy.