Nollywood actor and a lawmaker representing Surulere constituency in the Lagos State assembly, Desmond Elliot, has suffered a backlash after he asked Nigerians to pray following the sad incidents that have occurred in Nigeria.
Desmond Elliot stated in his tweet, that so much is happening in the country at the moment and we need to pray for our land because something is wrong somewhere. His tweet reads;
God have mercy , God have mercy , God have mercy.
I cannot tell what’s going on but this much I know something isn’t right somewhere . We need to pray for our land . The calamity is too much in one week so many lives lost . Lord have mercy on your people . Many children are not seeing their fathers , mothers , aunts and uncles . Many left home today never to return home . Lord have mercy !!!! PEACE IN THE LAND .. north south east and west . Lord pour out your peace upon us once again , mercy lord have mercy . To all lagosians , all families affected today . We may not know but o my God . Comfort us o lord . Mmm
However the lawmaker was called out for asking people to pray, as his followers questioned his contribution in Lagos State since he got elected. Here are some of the exchanges below;
Former Head of State and leader of Nigeria Prays, General Yakubu Gowon had also claimed that prayers of the Church over certain national challenges will not be in vain, as he stated that prayers can solve Nigeria’s problems faster and better than physical weapons of war.
The former Head of State who spoke at the prayer summit of Nigeria Prays South-East zone, held at First Baptist Church Wethedral Road Owerri, said that he has no doubt in his heart that God would honour the Collective Prayers and intercessions of Nigerians for the nation and heal the nation’s wounds.
He said “Church Leaders should stand in the gap and fervently pray for peace, prosperity and security in the nation. Again, we must have to be honest with our leaders in our fellowership, and do less with unnecessary criticisms of our leaders”.