Thursday, August 05, 2004

Nigeria: the president talks about his time in prison

President Olusegun Obasanjo talked about his three-year imprisonment in Yola Prison.
Obasanjo said the book of Psalm 54 formed the bulk of his daily devotion, stressing that the verses acquainted him with the saving powers of God in any situation.

According to the President, he had thought that his arrest, detention and sentence were mistakes until he found out that his "tormentors" were carrying out premeditated act.

"But a further study of the books of Joshua, Isaiah, Psalm and Acts of the Apostles, showed that vengeance belongs to God", he said.

Obasanjo remarked that such conviction made him to pray for his tormentors who "I have already forgiven." (source)