You Don’t Need To Like Him, Just Support Him – Gov Makinde Tells Tinubu’s Critics

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has revealed why he supported President Bola Tinubu to win the last presidential election.

Makinde said that he took the decision recognising that it was time to make a strong decision that would reposition the landscape of Nigeria’s democracy now and not at future elections.

Makinde made this known on Tuesday at the opening ceremony and dinner of the ongoing Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) National Executive Retreat 2023 at the Waniq Event Centre, Jericho, Ibadan, Oyo State.

He therefore urged church leaders and Christians at large to continue to intercede for the leaders of the nation according to the scripture.

Quoting the book of Timothy 2:1-2: “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

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Governor Makinde urged Nigerians to pray and support the government in power, whether they liked him or not, for the sake of the state and the country.

He also stressed the role of the body of Christ in rebuilding Nigeria, as the Bible has stated the importance of praying for the leaders of the nation.

“As Christians, we can carry out the work God has assigned to us more effectively until we have political stability as a nation.

“Just as the PFN runs a single term of four years in office, which I am hearing for the first time. I am also a supporter of single-term structures.

“As a matter of fact, I didn’t want a second term. I told the fathers of faith that four years is not enough to do everything you want to do, but it is long enough to make an impact and go your way.

“But if we get the opportunity to discuss this, I think a five- or six-year single term is good.

“These leaders that God has asked us to pray for are products of who the political parties present to us, and when these leaders have been chosen, we are obligated to pray for them and work with them according to the Book of Timothy 2:1-2.

“Political parties will come and go, but our country remains. We must pray for those in authority.

“Politics is over; it is time for governance.

“Well, if we don’t like those in authority, we have another opportunity in another four years to vote again. But in order to accomplish that, we must start now by joining the political parties.