Thousands of worshippers welcomed Peter Obi in a prayer session on Friday at the Glory Dome Abuja.
Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, and other dignitaries joined other worshipers on Friday night; as Dr. Paul Enenche, Senior Pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Center in Abuja; led the congregation in prayer for the nation’s peace and security.
Thousands of worshipers had flocked there to seek God’s face about the nation’s security situation and other problems; particularly for the church’s Mid-Year Praise and Worship Night. Worshippers filled the over 100,000 capacity building to the brim.
Enenche, while praying for the nation, said that Nigeria was at war with the forces of hell; adding that prayer was a potent weapon to defeat them.
The pastor urged Christians to continue to pray for the peace of the country.
The church programme tagged, “Judgmental Praise” drew gospel music ministers from across Nigeria and beyond.
Among the gospel artists that attended include Nathaniel Bassey, Chioma Jesus, Buchi, Frank Edward, Mercy Chinwo, Owie Abutu, Dusin Oyekan and many in-house music ministers.
Notable among personalities in attendance are Gov. Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom, Mrs Edith Okowa, wife of Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta State and the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara.
Later into the night, inside the church’s 100,000-seat auditorium, Enenche invited Peter Obi, Emmanuel Udom and Dame Edith Okowa to the altar to represent Nigeria as prayers were said for the country.
He generally termed them as “those representing our political leadership.”
As a matter of fact, Enenche explained to the crowd that holding the Nigerian flag symbolized and meant that “the nation cannot go down, Nigeria cannot go down.”
In order to announce a new dawn as Nigeria turns 62 in October; Enenche then invited about 63 trumpeters (headed by gospel musician Nathaniel Bassey) to blow their trumpets.
NAN observed that the church maintained a security system that carried out thorough checks on both vehicles and pedestrians entering the premises.