It is God who Made Me Speaker – Hon Dogara

The speaker, House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said that his recent emergence as speaker of the 8th House was by “divine intervention”.

Dogara emerged House speaker last week Tuesday in a keenly contested election which saw him defeating the All Progressives Congress (APC) preferred candidate, former House Minority Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (Lagos/APC) by a slim eight-vote margin.

Speaking during a thanksgiving service at the Living Faith Church, Goshen City, Karu, Nasarawa State, Dogara said the teachings he received in Living Faith Church in the last 27 years helped his successful speakership bid.

Dogara said: “I have been a member of this church since 1988 even before I went to the university. The teaching I received here have defined my life.

“If it were not for the teachings we receive on this altar, maybe this victory may not have come. We had Goliaths in the build-up to the election; there were Tobias and Sambalats. We had Balams who were asked to curse us but God is with us.”

“The end of a matter is better than the beginning thereof. It was Machiavelli who said you should not conquer territories you cannot keep. We have to keep this through prayers.

“We are coming as leaders when there is global crisis; the economy is bad; there is collapse of government and the rise of evil to power in different parts of the world. Even family values are being redefined.

“We plead for your prayers because we must confront these challenges. As leaders, we are responsible for what we allow. We need your prayers.”

Speaking, Bishop David Abioye of the Living Faith Church described Dogara as a true ambassador of the church, saying “when the righteous reign, the people rejoice.”

“House members have been sharing testimonies of your good works and we pray that God will sustain you and keep you strong,” Bishop Abioye said.

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