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At Easter, Buhari tasks politicians, others on electoral process

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President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: BAYO OMOBORIOWO


As campaigns for the 2019 polls gather momentum, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged political actors and other stakeholders to ‎refrain from acts that could mar the integrity of the electoral process. 

President Buhari, in his Easter message yesterday, noted that the dark days of Nigeria’s elections being manipulated by violence and rigging by corrupt politicians and their agents are over, adding “They are confined to the dustbin of history where they rightly belong.”

The President assured that he was poised to bequeathing a legacy of supremacy of the people’s will through the ballot box.While also noting ‎that this year’s Easter presents a time of great promise and hope for the people despite the myriad of challenges besetting the nation, President Buhari urged Christians to also show love, forgiveness, compassion stating that the season represents the triumph of good over evil; and life over death. 

“The Holy Scripture affirms that happiness and fulfillment in life do not flow from acquiring the best things in life, but in being richer in a relationship with God and fellow human beings.

Prominent Nigerians have also sent goodwill messages to Christians across the country. Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, called on Christians and Nigerians to work towards emulating the virtues of Jesus Christ as epitomised by his passion, persecution, death and resurrection.Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, urged Christians to use the occasion to demonstrate love among them as Jesus Christ did and sacrificed himself by death.

Also, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello, enjoined Christians to use the occasion of the Easter celebrations to rededicate themselves to the virtues of love and service to their fatherland.

Bello stated that the season offers residents an opportunity to reflect on the life and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, as a pathway for peaceful coexistence and service to humanity.


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