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Pray for peace, Lagos dep gov urges voters, others




FEW days to the Saturday presidential elections, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has urged clerics especially, and Nigerians in general to pray for the country and its leaders.

She made this call at the opening of the 9th annual synod held at the Christ Methodist Church, Idimu with the theme, ‘Aglow with the spirit’.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mrs. Olufumilayo Balogun, the state deputy governor said, “As we prepare for the March 28 and April 11 general elections, let us continue to live together in an atmosphere of peace, love and harmony; we must do away with anything that causes a breach of peace.”

Presiding Bishop, Diocese of Lagos West Methodist Church of Nigeria, Rt. Rev. Oluyemisi Ogunlere urged Nigerians to cast their votes at the elections with the fear of God and prayer for peace in our nation.

In a similar vein, South-South, South-East Professionals (SSSEP), has urged the presidential candidates to focus on restructuring the country to foster unity and peaceful co-existence.

The group, said in Lagos during its General Assembly where assessment of the state of the nation vis-à-vis 2015 electioneering campaigns, growing fears of post-election violence and the state of preparedness of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) topped the agenda, said that INEC owes Nigeria a successful, violent-free election and much as each party knows what is expected of it, any candidate who is keen on restructuring the country should give a commitment to the effect.

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