The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, on Thursday, said the emergence of Donald Trump as President-elect of the United States of America was ordained by God.
Ayokunle, while speaking at the 29th General Assembly of the Christian Council of Nigeria held at First Baptist Church in Abuja, said his emergence was to fight immorality in the American society.
The CAN boss during the three-day programme tagged: “God of Life: Lead Nigeria to Justice, Peace and Dignity,” called on Americans to watch very closely as the new administration would not tolerate the issues of immorality in the country any more.
According to him, the nation that was once known as God’s own country, is becoming Sodom and Gomorrah, hence a need for a president who will rid the country of such immoralities.
On the death of a top army official, Ayokunle said Nigerians should be on guard at all times as Boko Haram had not been fully defeated.
He said: “It is not over until it is over; the fact that a top army officer was killed is a signal to the fact that we have not defeated them.
“It was also an attestation to the commitment of the Federal Government to fight this demon called Boko Haram.
“So, everybody should be more committed so that the souls of those who died might not be in vain.”
The CAN boss called on Christians to be united and not to make their doctrinal beliefs to overwhelm them because Jesus Christ prayed for the church to be one.
Ayokunle said: “We are diverse because of our doctrinal beliefs but we must be one because Jesus says the church must be one; He prayed for the church.
“I think the problem with us is the placing of much emphasis on autonomy where it becomes its petals when we lack respect for one another.
“There should be collective recognition of leadership, desire to put up the things of the world and eternity-centred in such a way that occupying position does not matter to anybody.”
Ayokunle said corruption in the country was endemic and called on the government to keep fighting it so that the country would not be crippled.
He said: “By the result that corruption has given us presently, I think it is high time we all rose and fight the demon; without fighting it, it will cripple us.
“If we are not very careful, we will end up becoming a crippled giant because we have allowed corruption to enter into our system.”