Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023, election, Mr. Peter Obi, has said that late former Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Sunday Coffie Mbang, told him last December in Akwa Ibom State when they met that God would use him to save Nigeria.
Mr. Obi, former Governor of Anambra State, said in a tweet in reaction to the passage of the highly respected retired clergyman, that His Eminence Mbang “was a man known to be sincere in words and actions.
“As a Prelate, he was one of the most patriotic Nigerians, who not only stood for what is right, but also spoke truth to power without fear or favour.”
According to Mr. Obi, the departed cleric also rose in his defence when he was rigged out of the Governorship election in Anambra State in 2003. He said: “when I was rigged out in the Anambra Gubernatorial election in 2003, he was the first clergyman to publicly tell the President then, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, that I won that election.”
Lamenting the demise of the elder statesman, Mr. Obi said Mbang’s wise counsel, words of encouragement and fervent prayers gave him strength and courage through the electoral process, stressing that the nation needed the prayers of the internationally recognised cleric now than ever.
“He truly loved Nigeria. I send my heartfelt condolence to the Mbang family, the Methodist Church of Nigeria and the nation in general on the death of this patriotic Nigerian who lived an exemplary life.
“May God grant him eternal rest and comfort all who mourn him,” Obi concluded.