Cleric urges Nigerians to ensure peace at elections

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The Primate, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, on Monday, called on Nigerians to ensure that peace prevailed before, during and after the forthcoming general elections.

Okoh in an interview with newsmen during the Way of the Cross Programme with the theme: Victory through the Cross, at Cathedral Church of Advent in Abuja, said “this is the period to work for integrity. So, Christians should pray for Nigeria so that people will not get into bloodshed during and after the elections.

“Nigerians are good people and these elections are for Nigerians and not politicians only”, he said.

On the Lenten period, he said it was a crucial narrow way, the way of self-denial and the way of suffering that leads to the glory of Easter.

Most Rev. Joseph Akinfenwa, Bishop of Ibadan Diocese, commended Okoh for the well-being and the spirituality of the people of the Anglican Communion.

Akinfenwa said that the Lenten season was one that all Christians were asked to increase and develop in terms of spiritual discipline and to be able to carry such beyond the season.

He said the season was an opportunity to pray for the country, especially the politicians and to commit all that has to be done within the next few weeks, into God’s hands.

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